Pitot is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Henri Pitot (1695–1771), French hydraulic engineer and the inventor of the Pitot tube
James Pitot (1784–1831), the second Mayor of New Orleans
François Pitot, Captain of the French frigate Vengeance during the Quasi-War
Here is the setup:
Apply Bernoulli Principle to the top (free surface) of the two pitot tubes (1 for static and 2 for dynamic with the points colored in red): $$\frac{p_1}{\rho_w g}=h+\frac{p_2}{\rho_w g}$$
The difference in air pressure would give the following:$$p_1=p_2+h\rho_{air} g$$...
I have a thin tube (4 mm diameter) sticking out of a small box (a bit larger than a matchbox). I want to use this tube to measure the dynamic pressure. How long must the tube be for the results to be reasonably accurate?
Intuition tells me the working end of the tube should be kept in the...
Hey so I am learning physics on Khan academy and they had a video on Pitot tubes:
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/fluids/fluid-dynamics/v/venturi-effect-and-pitot-tubes
I had a question. I understand that the lower part of the pitot tube in the video is measuring the pressure...
Homework Statement
A horizontal Pitot tube (with one end open for airflow and another closed) is accidentally installed into an airplane askew, so that the tube is not horizontal. Instead the closed tube end is higher (in the y-direction of a xy-plane) than the inlet end. How does this affect...
I hope this question doesn't have too obvious of an answer.
Basically, I still cannot grasp why Bernoulli's equation applies for wind tunnels and pitot-static probes. According to my textbook ("Introduction to Flight" by Anderson), Bernoulli's equation holds only when comparing two points...
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Normally a pitot tube points in the direction of airflow so that it measures static and dynamic airflow. If it points in the opposite direction my assumption is that it will not measure the dynamic pressure but will only measure the static pressure.
Is this correct?
This is a diagram of a pitot-static tube. My question is however not related to its applications but rather, what causes the liquid to rise up the static tube? The static tube is at right angles to the fluid flow. I understand that this is a very basic question but I can't seem to get my head...
Hello everyone, I'm in the process of building a flow bench to test cylinder heads. What I'm after is to make a pitot tube to measure port velocity. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
I have made a pitot tube that I am using to measure the velocity of air in a pipe. First, I placed the probe into the pipe such that the hole in the probe was parallel to the flow to obtain static pressure. It did this successfully and I proved this using a piezometer. However, I then turned the...
Homework Statement
Homework Equations
P1+pV12/2+pgh1=P2+pV22/2+pgh2
The Attempt at a Solution
My thinking: since the pitot tubes measure the stagnation pressure (static + dynamics pressure) and the height of the tubes are the same. By Bernoulli's equation, the total pressure along a...
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I have been in contact with a manufacturer as I require both a pitot tube and a differential pressure transmitter for my process. Both will be used in a small scale process (around 10 l/min).
I want to ask if it is possible that a flowrate can be too small to generate a large...
Homework Statement
I did an experiment to measure air flow using a pitot static tube and a venturi meter.
First attempt: I connected both long and short manometers to the pitot static tube. Then I switch on the fan. The difference in manometer reading is 0.59kPa, which is the pressure. Then I...
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I have a small project where I run air from a blower into a hose with one elbow (or joint) in there. I am trying to calculate the static pressure and velocity pressure as well as the final pressure at the end of the circuit and would imagine I need to use a pitot tube to do this.
My...
I am majorly stuck, we are doing a report in which we determine the flow rate using a venturi then compare values with the flow rate from a pitot tube.
So basically we have recorded pressure values with a pitot tube, moving the tube 2mm from the centre of the venturi each time and re-recording...
A Pitot-static tube connected to water manometer is used to measure the velocity of air. If the deflection between the two arms of the manometer is 12.4cm, determine the air velocity when the density of air is 1.25kgm-3 and the density of the water in the manometer is 1000kg/m3.
I am not...
Homework Statement
Determine the flow rate, Q.
Ignore energy losses.
Given:
D1 = 100 mm
D2 = 75 mm
Fluid in the pipe is water.
Fluid in the metre is mercury.
S.G. of Mercury is ~13.6.
The difference in height of the mecury columns is 80mm.
Diagram is below.
Homework...
Homework Statement
The tip of the Pitot tube is at the top of the jet. Calculate the flowrate and the angle θ .
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
Please see attached images. 1 is the question and 1 is my attempted solution.
I think I perhaps have done the first part...
Hi there I am new to this forum and after reading like 100s of forums I can't find a solution so here I am
So recently I conducted an experiment to measure the pressure using pitot tube and use that to find the velocity profile which would be used to find mass flow rate. The whole experiment...
Ok not a great title, but let me try to explain the idea.
Imagine that you have say a parachute attached to the top of a flag pole. In the center of the parachute a hole is cut and connected to a plastic tube that goes to the ground. When the wind comes up the parachute exerts a drag on the...
Homework Statement
A water-filled manometer is connected to a Pitot-static tube to measure a nominal airspeed of 50 ft/s. It is assumed that a change in the manometer reading of 0.002 in. can be detected. What is the minimum deviation from the 50 ft/s airspeed that can be detected by this...
Posted this in the coursework forum as well but it doesn't appear any aerospace engineer visits that one :-) I'm supposed to help someone with this for his essay but I don't completely understand it myself.
I understand how a pitot tube measures the total pressure, and how a static pressure...
Dear all,
I have a simple experiment to make a cheap pitot tube using 3" PVC pipe to measure vacuum pump air flow. But in the middle of my experiment I have difficulty to calculate air flow in the pipe, because I try to use bernouli equation for standard pitot tube and the result still not...
"reverse pitot"
if one reverses the direction of flow in a pitot measuring system (i.e the pitot tube doesn't face the flow), will there still be a difference in pressure between the pitot and static tube ?