Accession Number:

ADA125359

Title:

The Design of Shielded Pitot Tubes with Small Sensitivity to Incidence.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-29

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The range of incidence over which a pitot-tube accurately indicates stagnation pressure in subsonic flow can be substantially increased by surrounding the pitot with a carefully designed shield. In this Memorandum the effect of some of the design variables of this shield are investigated experimentally, and a miniature probe design is described which enables an accurate indication of stagnation pressure to be obtained over an incidence range of or - 57 degree.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE