What is Constant Temperature Anemometry (CTA)?
Constant Temperature Anemometry (CTA), also known as Thermal Anemometry, is a technique for the measurement of turbulence in 1, 2 or 3-dimensional gas and liquid flows, using hot-wire or hot-film probes inserted in the flow.
Constant Temperature Anemometry is particularly suitable for the measurement of flows with very fast fluctuations at a point (high turbulence) and the study of flow microstructures, where there is a need to resolve small flow eddies down to the order of tenths of a mm.
- Measures velocities from a few cm/s to supersonic.
- High temporal resolution: fluctuations up to several hundred kHz.
- High spatial resolution: eddies down to 1 mm or less.
- Measures all three velocity components simultaneously.
- Provides instantaneous velocity information.
- Continuous analog output.