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Title: Pitch-catch only ultrasonic fluid densitometer

Abstract

The present invention is an ultrasonic fluid densitometer that uses a material wedge and pitch-catch only ultrasonic transducers for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic signals internally reflected within the material wedge. Density of a fluid is determined by immersing the wedge into the fluid and measuring reflection of ultrasound at the wedge-fluid interface.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Richland, WA)
  2. (Pasco, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
872212
Patent Number(s):
5886250
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pitch-catch; ultrasonic; fluid; densitometer; material; wedge; transducers; transmitting; receiving; signals; internally; reflected; density; determined; immersing; measuring; reflection; ultrasound; wedge-fluid; interface; material wedge; fluid densitometer; internally reflected; ultrasonic signal; ultrasonic transducer; ultrasonic signals; ultrasonic fluid; ultrasonic transducers; sonic signals; signals internally; wedge-fluid interface; measuring reflection; receiving ultrasonic; sonic signal; /73/

Citation Formats

Greenwood, Margaret S., and Harris, Robert V. Pitch-catch only ultrasonic fluid densitometer. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Greenwood, Margaret S., & Harris, Robert V. Pitch-catch only ultrasonic fluid densitometer. United States.
Greenwood, Margaret S., and Harris, Robert V. Fri . "Pitch-catch only ultrasonic fluid densitometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872212.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is an ultrasonic fluid densitometer that uses a material wedge and pitch-catch only ultrasonic transducers for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic signals internally reflected within the material wedge. Density of a fluid is determined by immersing the wedge into the fluid and measuring reflection of ultrasound at the wedge-fluid interface.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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