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Performance of ice meter and weight assemblies

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4035

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Abstract

The performance of three ice meters and weight assemblies used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada were compared in a towing tank. Each meter was rated individually on a rod suspension and then rerated on a cable suspension, with the appropriate weight assembly. Vertical and veer cable angles were measured along with meter yaw angle. The effect of the weight assembly on the rod-suspension rating for each meter was illustrated by computing a correction coefficient which ranged between 0.88 and 1.10 depending on the weight system used and the fluid velocity. A sluch-n-all type weight assembly least affected the meter rating and was the most stable in all flow conditions. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Performance of ice meter and weight assemblies
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4035
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 26 p. :ill. ;28 cm.