On Cup Anemometer Rotor Aerodynamics

Pindado Carrion, Santiago and Pérez Álvarez, Javier and Avila Sanchez, Sergio (2012). On Cup Anemometer Rotor Aerodynamics. "Sensors", v. 12 (n. 5); pp. 6198-6217. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s120506198.


Title: On Cup Anemometer Rotor Aerodynamics
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Pérez Álvarez, Javier
  • Avila Sanchez, Sergio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: May 2012
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 12
Freetext Keywords: anemometer calibration; cup anemometer; cup aerodynamics; rotor aerodynamics
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The influence of anemometer rotor shape parameters, such as the cups’ front area or their center rotation radius on the anemometer’s performance was analyzed. This analysis was based on calibrations performed on two different anemometers (one based on magnet system output signal, and the other one based on an opto-electronic system output signal), tested with 21 different rotors. The results were compared to the ones resulting from classical analytical models. The results clearly showed a linear dependency of both calibration constants, the slope and the offset, on the cups’ center rotation radius, the influence of the front area of the cups also being observed. The analytical model of Kondo et al. was proved to be accurate if it is based on precise data related to the aerodynamic behavior of a rotor’s cup.

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Item ID: 16019
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/16019/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16019
DOI: 10.3390/s120506198
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/12/5/6198
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Apr 2014 15:45
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 16:17
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