Development of a low-cost prototype: Pitot Tube designed to measure the mass and the volumetric flow rates of fluids

International Journal for Innovation Education and Research

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Title Development of a low-cost prototype: Pitot Tube designed to measure the mass and the volumetric flow rates of fluids
Creator Silva, Katiane Pereira da
Santos , Enoque Coutinho dos
Gonçalves , Ramildo Felipe Silva
Beirão , Antonio Thiago Madeira
Carvalho, Fábio Israel Martins
Rocha , Herson Oliveira da
Barbosa , Silva Barbosa da Silva
Pamplona , Vanessa Mayara Souza
Rodrigues , Alessandra Epifanio
Lobato , Fabrício da Silva
Subject Fluid mechanics
low-cost experiment
Pitot tube
Description This study aims to develop a low-cost prototype to measure the mass and volumetric flow rate of fluids through the construction of a Pitot Tube. This meter must be able to measure the mass flow rate of air for different pressure values using only the water height level variation. For the development of the prototype, low-cost materials were used, in addition to some necessary tools. These experimental models are a didactic proposal for teaching and learning about the flow of fluids discipline, where it was verified that the experimental values found presented satisfactory results correlated with the theoretical concepts of an ideal fluid present in the literature. Thus, the Bernoulli and Torricelli equations were applied to assess the quality of the measurement method, to facilitate the learning of undergraduate students in the Production Engineering Course through conciliation between theory and practice in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory discipline classes. Finally, the prototype experiment was exposed to other students at the institutional event called “I Integrar Produção” held by UFRA at the Parauapebas Campus.
Publisher International Educative Research Foundation Publisher (IERFP)
Date 2021-08-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; Vol. 9 No. 8 (2021): International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; 328-337
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Katiane Pereira da Silva, Enoque Coutinho dos Santos , Ramildo Felipe Silva Gonçalves , Antonio Thiago Madeira Beirão , Fábio Israel Martins Carvalho, Herson Oliveira da Rocha , Silva Barbosa da Silva Barbosa , Vanessa Mayara Souza Pamplona , Alessandra Epifanio Rodrigues , Fabrício da Silva Lobato

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