Paweł Ligęza's Lab

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This paper presents a method of measuring gas flow velocity based on the thermal time-of-flight method. The essence of the solution is an analysis of the time shift and the shape of voltage signals at the transmitter and at a temperature wave detector. The measurements used a probe composed of a wave transmitter and a detector, both in the form of thin tungsten wires. A rectangular signal was used at the wave transmitter. The time-of-flight of the wave was determined on the basis of the time shift of two selected characteristic points of the voltage waveform at the transmitter and the wave detector. To obtain the correct velocity indication, a correction in the form of a simple power function was applied. From the measurements performed, the relative uncertainty of the method was obtained, from approx. 4% of the measured value at an inflow velocity of 6.5 cm/s to 1% for an inflow velocity of 50 cm/s and higher.
Air flow velocity measurements are the key issues in examining the condition and progress of mine ventilation process. In addition to standard measurements carried out in the stock exploitation process, it is necessary to conduct cognitive scientific research in this area. One of the important issues here is the measurement of fast-changing fluctuations of air velocity, enabling the knowledge of the spectral structure of the tested flow. Hot-wire anemometers are used for such measurements both in laboratories and in industrial conditions. A frequent metrological problem is the presence in the measuring area of a high level electromagnetic interference (EMI) from electrical networks and devices. Due to the metrological properties of hot-wire anemometers, such as high gain and wide frequency bandwidth, measuring signal in the presence of electromagnetic interferences may be subject to strong disturbances. Therefore, it is necessary to develop methods for reducing or eliminating these disturbances. The article presents such a new method based on the use of an additional induction loop in the anemometric sensor for compensation or reduction of interferences.
Measurement of the very low air flow velocity by means of the spectral analysis of the thermal wave was described. The method is based on the relationship between the phase shifts of the thermal wave’s harmonic components in the function of frequency. Experimental research conducted in a wind tunnel was presented and discussed. In this paper applying of multi frequency MBS signal as a source of thermal wave was investigated.

Lab head

Paweł Ligęza
  • Strata Mechanics Research Institute

Members (5)

Jacek Sobczyk
  • Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow
Waldemar Wodziak
  • The Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Science Academy
Paweł Jamróz
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
Katarzyna Socha
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
Andrzej Rachalski
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
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