Air Flow Experiments
The study of airflow and its application within the mechanical, power, renewable energy, aeronautical and automotive engineering sectors is of crucial importance. Cussons’ range provides compact laboratory experiments to illustrate all of the main concepts. The equipment offered enables students to understand air flowrate and pressure measurement techniques, Bernoulli’s theorem, flow in ducts and around bends and the use of axial and centrifugal fans. This is achieved by practical hands-on experimentation devised to illustrate the underpinning theory provided in the experiment manuals.
P3203 - Flow Measurement Apparatus
To introduce the student to the study of air flow measurement using various types of measuring devices based upon the specifications given in BS848 and BS1042.
P3208 - Bernoulli’s Apparatus
To visually demonstrate the interchange between static and dynamic pressure as air flows through a duct of variable cross sectional area
P3222 - Flow through a Bend
To investigate the pressure distribution along the inner and outer walls of a bend in ductwork of rectangular cross-section.
P3224 - Flow in Pipes
To gain a practical appreciation of various topics related to air flow in pipes.
P3226 & P3228 - Axial & Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Units
The units have been developed to study the characteristics of Axial and Centrifugal fans enabling a wide range of experimentation capabilities related with flow velocity profile in the pipe aspiration, difference between static pressure, dynamic and total, characteristic of axial and centrifugal curves or axial and centrifugal fan spin.
Speed is displayed digitally and a combination of pressure transducers enables the measurement of working pressure in order to study the fan characteristics in real time. Pressure taps are sealed to prevent leaks that distort the readings taken.