Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 11, Issue 2–3, pp 186–190 | Cite as

Three-segment electrodiffusion probe for velocity measurements

  • V. Sobolík
  • J. Pauli
  • U. Onken


A cylindrical electrodiffusion probe for the measurement of liquid velocity vectors in the plane perpendicular to its axis was developed as an analogue to the triple-split film thermoanemometer. The geometry of the probe enables high directional resolution in the whole range of 360°. The total mass transfer of the probe was well correlated by the relation Sh = 0.76 Sc0.33Re0.47.


Mass Transfer Velocity Vector Total Mass Velocity Measurement Liquid Velocity 
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List of symbols

Akj, Bkj

Fourier coefficient

c [mol/m3]

depolarizer concentration

te]D [m2/s]

diffusion coefficient of species


[m] diameter of probe


[1/s] frequency of vortex formation


[mol/m2s] coefficient of mass transfer


normalized current of K-th segment


[A] total current


[A] current of K-th segment


Reynolds number, u d/v


Schmidt number, v/D


Sherwood number, h d/c D


Strouhal number, f d/v


[m/s] free stream velocity


[°] flow angle, i.e. angle between approaching stream and reference direction of probe


[m2/s] kinematic viscosity


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Sobolík
    • 1
  • J. Pauli
    • 2
  • U. Onken
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of SciencesCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie B, Universität DortmundDortmundFRG

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