Aero-thermal analysis of shielded fine wire thermocouple probes

Laura Villafañe, Guillermo Paniagua

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Thermocouple probes for high accuracy gas temperature measurements require specific designs optimized for the application of interest and precise characterization of the uncertainty. In the present investigation a numerical procedure is proposed that outperforms previous experimental approaches to analyze the thermocouple response and the different sources of temperature error. The results presented from conjugate heat transfer simulations on different shielded thermocouples, provide information of the influence of the design parameters on the different error sources. These outcomes should help experimentalists to better design future instrumentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-223
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Thermal Sciences
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Conduction effects
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Recovery factor
  • Response time
  • Thermocouples
  • Transfer function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)


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