Hot Wire Measurement

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Can Hot Wire Measurement run in Water Tunnel?

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Can Hot Wire Measurement run in Water Tunnel?

Thanks a lot!
No. You need a non-conducting medium. In water, a hot wire will cause electrolysis problems.

The potential drop across the wire is what causes the electrolysis which cause bubbles on the wire. More importantly, there will be a continuous reduction in the wire diameter. Hence the diameter and thus resistance will change. Since the resistance changes, the ability to determine the flow velocity is lost.

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