A novel method for extending the calibration range of five-hole probe for highly three-dimensional flows

A. J. Pisasale, N. A. Ahmed

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Abstract

Five-hole probe used in a non-nulling manner to find unknown flow properties is limited to a low range of acceptance angles due to singularity encountered in the calibration procedure. A novel method to extend this range by avoiding singularity is developed allowing calibration of a five-hole probe up to much larger angles of pitch and yaw. The method has been tested using experimental calibration data of a five-hole probe that were obtained employing the 18in. × 18in. subsonic closed circuit wind tunnel of the University of New South Wales at the wind tunnel speed of 15 m/s. The new procedure shows that the calibration range can be successfully extended to angles of up to ±75°. A step-by-step procedure of using the new technique is also detailed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Volume13
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Five-hole probe
  • Multi-hole probe
  • Pressure probe
  • Three-dimensional flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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