Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19184.108.40.2069
Title & Authors
Development of five-hole probe nulling method reliable in complex flow field Kim, Jin-Gwon; Gang, Sin-Hyeong;
Since a non-nulling method of five-hole probes is valid only when the flow angle is within the calibrated angle range, it can not be used in a complex flow field. Full angle range pressure coefficient maps show that widely used nulling methods do not guarantee correct alignment of the probe with the flow direction in the unknown complex flow field. Zone decision method and features of zone map were studied by investigating the full angle range pressure coefficient maps. A reliable and efficient new nulling algorithm using zone decision by pressure ordering is proposed and verified. Since the zone decision method by pressure ordering can decide whether the flow is within the calibration angle range or not, it is useful in wide angle nonnulling methods, too.