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Sensors (Basel). 2015 Sep 11;15(9):22899-913. doi: 10.3390/s150922899.

A Mathematical Model of the Thermo-Anemometric Flowmeter.

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1
Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements, Jerozolimskie 202, Warsaw 02-486, Poland. kiv_Igor@list.ru.
2
National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", 37, Avenue Peremogy, Kyiv 03056, Ukraine. bezvesilna@mail.ru.
3
Zhytomyr State Technological University, Chernyakhovskogo str., 103, Zhуtomуr 10005, Ukraine. avi_7@rambler.ru.
4
Zhytomyr State Technological University, Chernyakhovskogo str., 103, Zhуtomуr 10005, Ukraine. valshad@mail.ru.
5
Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Boboli 8, Warsaw 02-525, Poland. nowicki@mchtr.pw.edu.pl.
6
Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Boboli 8, Warsaw 02-525, Poland. r.szewczyk@mchtr.pw.edu.pl.

Abstract

A thermo-anemometric flowmeter design and the principles of its work are presented in the article. A mathematical model of the temperature field in a stream of biofuel is proposed. This model allows one to determine the fuel consumption with high accuracy. Numerical modeling of the heater heat balance in the fuel flow of a thermo-anemometric flowmeter is conducted and the results are analyzed. Methods for increasing the measurement speed and accuracy of a thermo-anemometric flowmeter are proposed.

KEYWORDS:

TAF; biofuels; flow; flowmeter; heat transfer; modeling; thermal conductivity; thermo-anemometer

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