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Sensors 2015, 15(9), 22899-22913; doi:10.3390/s150922899

A Mathematical Model of the Thermo-Anemometric Flowmeter

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Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements, Jerozolimskie 202, Warsaw 02-486, Poland
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National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", 37, Avenue Peremogy, Kyiv 03056, Ukraine
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Zhytomyr State Technological University, Chernyakhovskogo str., 103, Zhуtomуr 10005, Ukraine
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Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Boboli 8, Warsaw 02-525, Poland
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 28 June 2015 / Revised: 29 August 2015 / Accepted: 31 August 2015 / Published: 11 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermo-anemometer; flowmeter; TAF; modeling; biofuels; flow; heat transfer; thermal conductivity thermo-anemometer; flowmeter; TAF; modeling; biofuels; flow; heat transfer; thermal conductivity
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Korobiichuk, I.; Bezvesilna, O.; Ilchenko, A.; Shadura, V.; Nowicki, M.; Szewczyk, R. A Mathematical Model of the Thermo-Anemometric Flowmeter. Sensors 2015, 15, 22899-22913.

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