Effects of pulsating flow on current meter performance

Edited by: Espey William H.Combs Phil G.


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Summarized are laboratory tests for current meter response to pulsating flows. Included are results for mechanical and electromagnetic water-current meters that are commonly used for stream gaging. Most of the vertical-axis and horizontal-axis types of mechanical meters that were tested significantly underregistered the mean flow velocity when the magnitude of the pulsating portion of the flow velocity was greater than half the mean velocity but less than the mean velocity. Errors for all meters tested were largest at the lowest mean flow velocity, 0.076 m/s.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Effects of pulsating flow on current meter performance
Volume 1
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher ASCE
Publisher location New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title International Water Resources Engineering Conference - Proceedings
First page 917
Last page 921
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water Resources. Part 1 (of 2)
Conference Location San Antonio, TX, USA
Conference Date 14 August 1995 through 18 August 1995
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