The measurement of Pitot pressure in high enthalpy expansion tubes

Sutcliffe, MA and Morgan, RG (2001) The measurement of Pitot pressure in high enthalpy expansion tubes. Measurement Science & Technology, 12 3: 327-334. doi:10.1088/0957-0233/12/3/312

Author Sutcliffe, MA
Morgan, RG
Title The measurement of Pitot pressure in high enthalpy expansion tubes
Journal name Measurement Science & Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-0233
Publication date 2001-01-01
Year available 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/0957-0233/12/3/312
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 327
End page 334
Total pages 8
Editor C. Tropea
Place of publication Bristol, UK
Publisher IOP Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
290299 Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
690302 Space transport
Abstract Expansion tubes operating at total flow enthalpies of 100 MJ kg(-1) or more have characteristical test times of 30-50 mus. Under these conditions, the response time of the Pitot pressure measuring device is critical when performing flow calibration studies. The conventional technique of using a commercial pressure transducer protected by shielding has not always proven to be effective, due to the relatively large (and variable) response time caused by the shielding. A device called the stress wave bar gauge has been designed and calibrated and shown to be an effective way to measure the Pitot pressure with a response time of only 2-3 mus.
Keyword Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Instruments & Instrumentation
Pitot Pressure
Expansion Tube
Bar Gauge
Flow Calibration
Impulse Facility
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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