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Title: System and method for measuring fluid properties using magnetic field techniques via magnetic tracer

Abstract

A method and apparatus for determining a property of a fluid in a vessel. The method uses magnetic tracer particles and an externally applied magnetic field which orients the particles. When the fluid moves, it changes the orientation of the tracer particles, thus changing the magnetic fields. These changes are detected by external magnetic field sensors. By using mathematical models, the property of the fluid in the vessel is determined from the detected magnetic field. In this manner, fluid vorticity, velocity, strain and stress may be estimated.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1650795
Patent Number(s):
10627269
Application Number:
16/124,046
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01L - MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/06/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mazumdar, Yi Chen, Nemer, Martin B., Brooks, Carlton F., van Bloemen Waanders, Bart G., Roberts, Christine Cardinal, and Dodd, Amanda B.. System and method for measuring fluid properties using magnetic field techniques via magnetic tracer. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Mazumdar, Yi Chen, Nemer, Martin B., Brooks, Carlton F., van Bloemen Waanders, Bart G., Roberts, Christine Cardinal, & Dodd, Amanda B.. System and method for measuring fluid properties using magnetic field techniques via magnetic tracer. United States.
Mazumdar, Yi Chen, Nemer, Martin B., Brooks, Carlton F., van Bloemen Waanders, Bart G., Roberts, Christine Cardinal, and Dodd, Amanda B.. Tue . "System and method for measuring fluid properties using magnetic field techniques via magnetic tracer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650795.
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title = {System and method for measuring fluid properties using magnetic field techniques via magnetic tracer},
author = {Mazumdar, Yi Chen and Nemer, Martin B. and Brooks, Carlton F. and van Bloemen Waanders, Bart G. and Roberts, Christine Cardinal and Dodd, Amanda B.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for determining a property of a fluid in a vessel. The method uses magnetic tracer particles and an externally applied magnetic field which orients the particles. When the fluid moves, it changes the orientation of the tracer particles, thus changing the magnetic fields. These changes are detected by external magnetic field sensors. By using mathematical models, the property of the fluid in the vessel is determined from the detected magnetic field. In this manner, fluid vorticity, velocity, strain and stress may be estimated.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
}

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