Design and the development of an anemometer positioning system

Fayyaz Rehman, Rob Benham, Charlie Dunkel

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Measurement of air flow through a fan is required during routine testing of several student projects using an existing two-metre-long wind tunnel at the University. Measurements of air velocity uses a handheld weather kit anemometer which is connected to a data logger. Inaccuracies in holding the equipment resulted in the basis of a project. This paper investigates and reviews the findings of the project, based on designing, prototyping, and evaluating a suitable system to hold the anemometer and allow positioning of it at any desired position within the cross-section of the wind tunnel. A rail system allows the anemometer to be positioned in the Z-axis for shorter wind tunnels, or in close proximity to fans without the tunnel or ducting. The paper shows the methodology of the design process, the development of a working prototype and the implementation of the initial readings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXXVI
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Incorporating the 37th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, 6th – 8th September 2023, Aberystwyth University, UK
EditorsAndrew Thomas, Lyndon Murphy, Wyn Morris, Vincenzo Dispenza, David Jones
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-467-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-466-6
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2023
Event20th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)2352-751X


Conference20th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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