Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 8, 269–283, 2019
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 8, 269–283, 2019

Regular research article 02 Sep 2019

Regular research article | 02 Sep 2019

Analysis and optimization of a cone flowmeter performance by means of a numerical and experimental approach

Giuseppe Dinardo et al.

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Short summary
The paper deals with the proposal of a new obstruction flowmeter (cone type) characterized by an improved geometry. Compared with a standard geometry cone flowmeter, the proposed one ensures better performance in terms of a higher discharge coefficient and less permanent pressure drops. Additionally, several experimental tests and numerical simulations have been performed to compare the overall performance granted by both flowmeters, endorsing the superiority of the proposed solution.