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Hotwire Fabrication Area


The hotwire fabrication area provides us with a space to construct hotwires from scratch or to quickly repair a broken wire. This area enables us to fix hotwires with ease, leaving less downtime in data acquisition. The hotwire fabrication area, equipped with a six degree of freedom traverse for mounting the wires, allows us to efficiently produce the four main types of probes, along with specialty probes. If you are interested in having a member of the TSFL staff fabricate or repair a broken hotwire, see the list of prices below.

Type of Probe
4-Wire Vorticity
8-Wire Vorticity
Double X Probe
At Cost per Item

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Hotwire Fabrication Area
Hotwire Storage Area

Foss, J.F., Peabody, J.A., Norconck, M.J., and Lawrenz, A.R. 2006. Ambient temperature and free stream turbulence effects on the thermal transient anemometer. Measurement Science and Technology 17. 2519-2526.

Morris, S.C., anf Foss, J.F. 2003. Transient Thermal Response of a Hot-Wire Anemometer. Measurement Science and Technology. 14: 251-259.

Foss, J.F., and Hicks, T.J. Year Unknown. Processing Time Series Data (Velocity, Shear Stress) from the Pulse Width Modulated-Constant Temperature Anemometer (PWM-CTA).