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Simulation of flow sensors for home appliances

Author
Jimenez, V.; Masana, F.; Dominguez, M.; Castañer, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Microelectronics journal
Date of publication
1998-04
Volume
29
Number
4-5
First page
283
Last page
289
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0026-2692(97)00068-2 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026269297000682 Open in new window
Abstract
Hot-wire flow meters are currently usual as flow sensing devices. In this work, we explain the procedure used to simulate a water flow sensor for home appliances. The proposed system is composed of a thermally activated subsystem and an electronic subsystem which provides feedback and output read-out. The complete system has been fabricated, and the measurements corroborate the simulation procedure.
Keywords
Computer simulation, Convective cooling, Cooling, Domestic appliances, Flow of water, Flowmeters, Heat convection, Heat losses, Hot wire flow sensors, Microelectronics, Readout systems
Group of research
MNT - Micro and Nanotechnologies Research Group