Fluid Mechanics Laboratory Video: Wind Tunnel Testing

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Fluid Mechanics Laboratory Video: Flow Meters and Gate Valve

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Note: I made something of a muddle in calling out the data points on the gate valve portion of the experiment. (Not exactly Vivian Stanshall on Tubular Bells!) But I’ve syncronised the Rotameter flow readings, the digital manometer’s readings, and showing which valve opening setting is being used at which point in the video, so the relationship between the three should be clear.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory Video: Pressure Gauge Testing

Most of the theory is pretty basic and given in the video lecture.  The object of the test is to plot the deadweight pressures (reference) against those reported by the gauges.  The theory behind that is given in the monograph Least Squares Analysis and Curve Fitting.