WIT Press

FLOWRATE MEASUREMENT ON METAL PIPES BY AIR-COUPLED ULTRASOUND

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V4-N4-583-593

Volume

Volume 4 (2016), Issue 4

Pages

10

Page Range

583 - 593

Author(s)

KEISUKE TSUKADA & HIROSHIGE KIKURA

Abstract

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.

Keywords

air-coupled ultrasonic flowmeter, incident angle, lamb wave, non-contact measurement