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Multiphase flow characterization using optical fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Virginia Helena V. Baroncini; Cicero Martelli; Rodolfo Luiz Patyk; Eduardo N. dos Santos; Marco J. da Silva; Rigoberto E. M. Morales; Carlos E. F. do Amaral
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber Bragg grating strain sensors are used to characterize the multiphase flow of water and air in a laboratory test bed. The load applied by the fluid flow on the fiber gratings is the underlying mechanism of the sensor and different flow conditions with distinct void fractions and flow rates were investigated. The optical fiber sensors performance was compared against that of a wire-mesh system which is conventionally used as a reference high performance measurement tool for multiphase flow. Results are in good agreement showing the potential of the technique.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842118 (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975303
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Virginia Helena V. Baroncini, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Cicero Martelli, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Rodolfo Luiz Patyk, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Eduardo N. dos Santos, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Marco J. da Silva, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Rigoberto E. M. Morales, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)
Carlos E. F. do Amaral, Univ. Tecnológica Federal, Paraná (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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