Accession Number:

ADA002628

Title:

Developments in High Pressure and High Rate Air Mass Flow Calibration Systems at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. Phase II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 70-May 74,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Development of a system based on a weighing technique and used for calibration of high pressure, high flow rate, air mass flowmeters is described. Phase 1 of this report pertained to the calibration system which was based on the pressure rise method. Flowmeters calibrated with these two systems have been used in the reported tests. Flow rates covered in evaluation of the weighing system ranged from 3.5 to 34.0 pounds per second at upstream pressures from 1,000 to 4,700 psi. Simultaneous calibrations were made with these two basically different calibration systems, and results are included which show the agreement between them. Operational difficulties and changes made to improve the systems are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE