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Working Principle Simulations of a Dynamic ResonantWall Shear Stress Sensor Concept

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Author(s): Xu Zhang | Jonathan W. Naughton | William R. Lindberg

Journal: Sensors
ISSN 1424-8220

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 2707;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: dynamic resonant shear stress sensor | Hummer number | fluid and mechanical model

ABSTRACT
This paper discusses a novel dynamic resonant wall shear stress sensor concept based on an oscillating sensor operating near resonance. The interaction between the oscillating sensor surface and the fluid above it is modelled using the unsteady laminar boundary layer equations. The numerical experiment shows that the effect of the oscillating shear stress is well correlated by the Hummer number, the ratio of the steady shear force caused by the outside flow to the oscillating viscous force created by the sensor motion. The oscillating shear stress predicted by the fluid model is used in a mechanical model of the sensor to predict the sensor’s dynamic motion. Static calibration curves for amplitude and frequency influences are predicted. These results agree with experimental results on some extent, and shows some expectation for further development of the dynamic resonant sensor concept.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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