Theory and experiment for metal-on-polymer shear stress sensor in air flow

Chong H. Park, Kevin D. Cole

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A new theory for hot-film shear stress sensors is presented along with supporting experimental results for steady air flow. The sensor has a thick metal film (ε = 6μm) on a polymer substrate that is glued to a surface for use in a fluid flow. Numerical calculations are carried out with analysis for three bodies (air, hot film, and polymer substrate). The theory presented in this paper applies to either thin metal or thick metal films, and the heat loss through the sensor's electric leads is included. Experimental results are reported for sensors glued on plexiglass and steel surfaces in steady flows. The new theory agrees well with the experimental calibration curve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer Measurements and Analysis
EditorsLouis C. Chow, Ashley F. Emery
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)079181162X
StatePublished - 1993
EventThe 29th National Heat Transfer Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Aug 8 1993Aug 11 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


OtherThe 29th National Heat Transfer Conference
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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