Modelling the Response of a Beam Deflection Flowmeter

Marek Wojciech Rupniewski , Gustaw Stanisław Mazurek , Rafał Piotr Rytel-Andrianik , Michał Bohdanowicz , Edward Śliwa , Marek Nałęcz , Andrzej Piątek , Konrad Gumowski


One of the reasons which impede applications of ultrasonic beam deflection flowmeters is their calibration that usually needs to be performed across the whole range of measured flow rates. In this paper we have aimed to show that given the directivity pattern of ultrasonic transducers, one can design a beam deflection flowmeter with just one transmitting and one receiving transducer and reduce the calibration process of such a device to a single measurement. Moreover, we show how to optimize parameters of the transmitter-receiver setup in order to maximize flow measurement accuracy. It leads us to simple and approximate formulas that relate the size and tilt angles of the transducers to measurement range so that the worst-case measurement error is minimized.
Publication categoriesElectronic article/chapter
Author Marek Wojciech Rupniewski (FEIT / PE)
Marek Wojciech Rupniewski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Gustaw Stanisław Mazurek (FEIT / PE)
Gustaw Stanisław Mazurek,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Rafał Piotr Rytel-Andrianik (FEIT / PE)
Rafał Piotr Rytel-Andrianik,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Michał Bohdanowicz (FEIT / PE)
Michał Bohdanowicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Edward Śliwa (FEIT / PE)
Edward Śliwa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Marek Nałęcz (FEIT / PE)
Marek Nałęcz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Andrzej Piątek
Andrzej Piątek,,
, Konrad Gumowski (FPAE / IAAM)
Konrad Gumowski,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
Journal seriesIEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, e-ISSN 1558-1748
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in Englishfluid flow measurement; ultrasonic transducer; flowmeters; beam deflection
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 3105 Instrumentation
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 12-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.709; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.076 (2) - 2018=3.115 (5)
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