FLOWRATE MEASUREMENT ON METAL PIPES BY AIR-COUPLED ULTRASOUND
Free (open access)
Volume 4 (2016), Issue 4
583 - 593
KEISUKE TSUKADA & HIROSHIGE KIKURA
The characteristics of the measurement capacity of air-coupled ultrasonic sensor influenced by the incident angle were investigated analytically and experimentally. The optimized incident angle between ultrasound and test pipe was determined. The air-coupled ultrasonic sensor with this determined incident angle was applied to the flowrate measurement in the aluminium pipe. The measurement results were compared to those obtained by using the electromagnetic flowmeter. Since the measurement results show good linearity, the capacity of the air-coupled ultrasonic flowmeter is revealed.
air-coupled ultrasonic flowmeter, incident angle, lamb wave, non-contact measurement