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dc.contributor.authorTian, B.
dc.contributor.authorLi, H.
dc.contributor.authorYang, H.
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Y.
dc.contributor.authorChen, P.
dc.contributor.authorSong, D.
dc.identifier.citationTian, B.; Li, H.; Yang, H.; Zhao, Y.; Chen, P. & Song, D. (2018) Design and Performance Test of an Ocean Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate Measurement Probe. Micromachines, 9(6), 311. DOI:10.3390/mi9060311en_US
dc.description.abstractOcean turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate is an essential parameter in marine environmental monitoring. Numerous probes have been designed to measure the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate in the past, and most of them utilize piezoelectric ceramics as the sensing element. In this paper, an ocean turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate measurement probe utilizing a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) piezoresistor as the sensing element has been designed and tested. The triangle cantilever beam and piezoresistive sensor chip are the core components of the designed probe. The triangle cantilever beam acts as a velocity-force signal transfer element, the piezoresistive sensor chip acts as a force-electrical signal transfer element, and the piezoresistive sensor chip is bonded on the triangle cantilever beam. One end of the triangle cantilever beam is a nylon sensing head which contacts with fluid directly, and the other end of it is a printed circuit board which processes the electrical signal. A finite element method has been used to study the effect of the cantilever beam on probe performance. The Taguchi optimization methodology is applied to optimize the structure parameters of the cantilever beam. An orthogonal array, signal-to-noise ratio, and analysis of variance are studied to analyze the effect of these parameters. Through the use of the designed probe, we can acquire the fluid flow velocity, and to obtain the ocean turbulent dissipation rate, an attached signal processing system has been designed. To verify the performance of the designed probe, tests in the laboratory and in the Bohai Sea are designed and implemented. The test results show that the designed probe has a measurement range of 10−8–10−4 W/kg and a sensitivity of 3.91 × 10−4 (Vms2)/kg. The power spectrum calculated from the measured velocities shows good agreement with the Nasmyth spectrum. The comparative analysis between the designed probe in this paper and the commonly used PNS probe has also been completed. The designed probe can be a strong candidate in marine environmental monitoring.en_US
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dc.subject.otherTurbulent kinetic energy dissipation rateen_US
dc.subject.otherMicroelectromechanical systems (MEMSen_US
dc.subject.otherPiezoresistive sensor chipen_US
dc.subject.otherTaguchi methoden_US
dc.titleDesign and Performance Test of an Ocean Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate Measurement Probe.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.format.pagerangeArticle 311 [16pp.]en_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Physical oceanographyen_US
dc.description.maturitylevelTRL 5 System/subsystem/component validation in relevant environmenten_US

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