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Title: Non-invasive fluid density and viscosity measurement

Abstract

The noninvasively measurement of the density and viscosity of static or flowing fluids in a section of pipe such that the pipe performs as the sensing apparatus, is described. Measurement of a suitable structural vibration resonance frequency of the pipe and the width of this resonance permits the density and viscosity to be determined, respectively. The viscosity may also be measured by monitoring the decay in time of a vibration resonance in the pipe.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1044070
Patent Number(s):
8,166,801
Application Number:
11/865,042
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Sinha, Dipen N. Non-invasive fluid density and viscosity measurement. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Sinha, Dipen N. Non-invasive fluid density and viscosity measurement. United States.
Sinha, Dipen N. Tue . "Non-invasive fluid density and viscosity measurement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1044070.
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {5}
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