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Pressure Sensors for Hostile Environments

  • H. Fortier-Topping
  • M. BrouilletteEmail author
  • V. Suponitsky
  • D. Plant
Conference paper

Abstract

We present sensor concepts eventually able to measure pressure pulses traveling in liquid metal, for example, for nuclear fusion applications. Two promising solutions have been tested and validated in water: a fast-response piezoelectric transducer mounted in a custom liquid-cooled housing and a stress bar where mechanical waves produced by the pressure pulse are dynamically measured using strain gauges.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fortier-Topping
    • 1
  • M. Brouillette
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Suponitsky
    • 2
  • D. Plant
    • 2
  1. 1.Shock Wave LaboratoryUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.General Fusion Inc.BurnabyCanada

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