Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

49, 2, pp. 301-311, Warsaw 2011

Measurement of flow rate in square-sectioned duct bend

Kazimierz Rup, Łukasz Malinowski, Piotr Sarna
In this paper the authors describe an attempt to utilise installed square-sectioned elbows in order to measure the fluid flow rate. In order to practically accomplish the measurement of the volumetric flow rate of the air, a special research stand has been built, and square shaped elbows have been installed ($80\times 80$ mm in dimension). The numerical computations were carried out using the software package FLUENT 6.2. The obtained results were compared to corresponding ones coming from orifice measurements and from experimental work available in the literature. The comparative analysis of the obtained numerical and experimental results evidenced a high degree of their conformity.
Keywords: measurement of flow rate; inverse coefficient problem