A fiber optic vortex flowmeter

J. S. Barton, M. Saoudi

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A vortex-shedding flowmeter using multimode optical fibre as the bluff body has been demonstrated experimentally in water flows up to 5 m s-1. Incoherent (LED) illumination and detection of the signal frequency from intensity modulation make the design very simple and cheap to produce. Results for five fibre samples are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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