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Thermal Flowmeters: The Effect of Axial Conduction

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G. E. Zinsmeister

Experimental Station, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del.

J. R. Dixon

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.

J. Heat Transfer 88(1), 64-68 (Feb 01, 1966) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3691483 History: Received April 21, 1965

Abstract

An analysis of a thermal flowmeter is presented incorporating the normally neglected effect of axial conduction along the tube. It is assumed that heat flow from the tube to the fluid is proportional to the temperature difference between the tube wall and the bulk temperature of the fluid. The solution is given in analytical form, and a numerical example is included.

Copyright © 1966 by ASME
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