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Dynamic characterisation of pressure transducers using shock tube methods

Knott, A J; Robinson, I A (2020) Dynamic characterisation of pressure transducers using shock tube methods. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 42 (4). pp. 743-748. ISSN 0142-3312

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Abstract

This paper describes the characterisation of the dynamic response of a range of pressure transducer systems. The transducers were subjected to virtually instantaneous pressure step inputs in NPL's shock tube facilities. The magnitudes of these pressure steps were derived from ideal gas theory, with prior commissioning tests having been performed to demonstrate the theory's validity in this application. The results demonstrate a significant variation in response obtained from various combinations of transducer, instrumentation settings, and mounting arrangement.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: shock tube, dynamic pressure, calibration, pressure transducer, uncertainty
Subjects: Engineering Measurements > Mass, Force, Pressure
Divisions: Engineering
Identification number/DOI: 10.1177/0142331219880700
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 14:45
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8586

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