Fluid Mechanics of Flow Metering

  • Wolfgang Merzkirch
  • Klaus Gersten
  • Franz Peters
  • Venkatesa Vasanta Ram
  • Ernst von Lavante
  • Volker Hans
  • Editors
  • Wolfgang Merzkirch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Klaus Gersten
    Pages 1-22
  3. Klaus Gersten, Heinz-Dieter Papenfuss
    Pages 23-47
  4. Klaus Gersten, Heinz-Dieter Papenfuss
    Pages 49-59
  5. Wei Xiong, Kathrin Kalkühler, Wolfgang Merzkirch
    Pages 61-77
  6. Volker Hans, Ernst von Lavante
    Pages 95-110
  7. Franka Schneider, Franz Peters, Wolfgang Merzkirch
    Pages 129-148
  8. Venkatesa Vasanta Ram
    Pages 149-164
  9. Venkatesa Vasanta Ram
    Pages 165-184
  10. Franz Peters, Carsten Ruppel
    Pages 201-210
  11. Carsten Wildemann, Wolfgang Merzkirch, Klaus Gersten
    Pages 223-237
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 255-256

About this book


Flow meters measure the volumetric flow rate in a pipeline. Most meters are based on deriving a signal from the fluid flow and calibrating the signal against the volumetric flow rate. The calibration is done in fully-developed flow, and the same state of flow must exist at the meter’s position when it is in practical use. This book addresses two major fluid mechanical problems in flow metering: the analysis of signal generation in turbulent pipe flow, which explains the function of the meter beyond a simple calibration, and the possible use of a meter in non-developed flows. These problems are investigated with reference to, and examples from, a variety of meters, e.g. ultrasound cross-correlation meters, vortex meters, and turbine meters. Studying these problems requires consideration of specific phenomena in turbulent non-developed pipe flow, as caused by installations, and finding special solutions with signal processing, both of which are included in the book.


Turbine design flow metering fluid mechanics installation effects measurement mechanics pipe flow reading signal processing system theory turbulence ultrasound ultrasound signal processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Merzkirch
    • 1
  • Klaus Gersten
    • 2
  • Franz Peters
    • 2
  • Venkatesa Vasanta Ram
    • 2
  • Ernst von Lavante
    • 3
  • Volker Hans
    • 4
  1. 1.FB Maschinenwesen StrömungslehreUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut Thermo- und FluiddynamikUniversität BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.FB Maschinentechnik StrömungsmaschinenUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.FB 12 Maschinenwesen Mess- und RegelungstechnikUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22242-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26725-6
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