A new calibration equation for vertical axis current meters / by Peter Engel.: En13-5/89-131E-PDF

"A new calibration equation for the Price current meter with rod suspension has been developed using physical principles and dimensional analysis. The physical parameters which govern the performance of the meter rotor have been revealed and combined into dimensionless coefficients. Excellent agreement between the equation and new calibration data obtained in the NWRI towing tank has been obtained over the range of velocities from 3 cm/s to 300 cm/s. Agreement with the data at velocities less than 40 cm/s was superior to methods presently being used"--Summary.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada.
National Water Research Institute (Canada). Research and Applications Branch.
Title A new calibration equation for vertical axis current meters / by Peter Engel.
Series title NWRI contribution ; no. 89-131
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada].
"September 1989."
"This report was prepared for the Committee for the Measurement of Flow Under Ice, Water Survey of Canada, Water Resources Branch, Ottawa, Ontario."
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes summary in French.
Publishing information Burlington, Ontario : Research and Applications Branch, National Water Research Institute, 1989.
Author / Contributor Engel, Peter, 1938- author.
Description 1 online resource (42 unnumbered pages) : figures.
Catalogue number
  • En13-5/89-131E-PDF
Subject terms Hydrology
Water pollution
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