Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

This project designed an experimental setup for measuring mass-flow rates as small as 10?? kg/s using the pressure-decay method. The flow system is designed to deliver nitrogen through a series of filters to a cylinder, which is then isolated and exhausted in a manner that allows pressure measurements. The pressure-decay method and uncertainty analysis were derived and implemented in a computer code. The flow system was integrated and tested using a real-time data acquisition program implemented in LabVIEW.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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