acoustic profiler Articles

  • Measuring the Dispersion Coefficient with Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers

    Abstract: A method is evaluated for estimating the longitudinal dispersion coefficient K from velocities and bathymetry measured with an acoustic Doppler current profiler #1;ADCP. If shear dispersion controls the mixing, the dispersion coefficient can be estimated from measurements of velocity and depth in a cross section. The dispersion coefficient has typically been measured by costly and ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Estimating longitudinal dispersion in rivers using Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers

    Abstract The longitudinal dispersion coefficient (D) is an important parameter needed to describe the transport of solutes in rivers and streams. The dispersion coefficient is generally estimated from tracer studies but the method can be expensive and time consuming, especially for large rivers. A number of empirical relations are available to estimate the dispersion coefficient; however, ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Flow Profiling on Demand – Illuminating the reservoir with Silixa’s intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS) and ULTIMA Distributed Temperature Sensor (DTS)

    As energy demands increase rapidly, the goal of energy companies is to maximize ultimate recovery in an economically sound manner. One critical capability is the accurate measurement and monitoring of production from individual layers / perforated intervals in a multi-zone completion. This data allows operators to optimize zonal production, improve recovery, increase production per well and ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Statistical quality control of streamflow measurements with moving-boat acoustic Doppler current profilers

    This technical note presents a new methodology for the statistical quality control of streamflow measurements with moving-boat acoustic Doppler current profilers. The methodology consists of two alternative acceptance criteria: uncertainty-based and residual-based. The former uses the uncertainty and the latter uses the maximum residual as a measurement quality indicator. Application examples are ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Distributed Thermal-Acoustic Data Integration

    Silixa has developed a technique called Distributed Thermal Acoustics (DTA) to monitor simultaneously the thermal and acoustic profile along a hybrid optical fibre cable in submarine environments. Using its world leading distributed fibre optic technology (ULTIMATM DTS and iDASTM) Silixa deployed an optical fibre cable along the seabed and across the water column in an active gas seepage ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurements near a weir with fish pass: assessing solutions to compass errors, spatial data referencing and spatial flow heterogeneity

    There has been an increasing interest in the use of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) to characterise the hydraulic conditions near river engineering structures such as dams, fish passes and groins, as part of ecological and hydromorphological assessments. However, such ADCP applications can be limited by compass errors, obstructed view to navigation satellites, frequent loss of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coupling acoustic devices for monitoring combined sewer network sediment deposits

    Combined sewer networks display some unique features that are not easily reproducible in the laboratory and have yet to be well understood. The transport of organic and mobile sediments, present in large quantities despite the use of optimal design practices, dramatically changes sewer flow patterns and the interaction between flow and sediment. To understand both the flow patterns and transport ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • RNLI Poole - Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic System installed at the RNLI in Poole

    Formed in 1824 by 'pulling together' the disparate sea rescue organisations based around the coast of Britain, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is now one of the most efficient and highly respected bodies of its kind anywhere in the world. Such is its professionalism and profile that it is a complete surprise to many that it remains a publicly funded charity, staffed largely by volunteer ...

  • Coupled ADCPs can yield complete Reynolds stress tensor profiles in geophysical surface flows

    We introduce a new technique to measure profiles of each term in the Reynolds stress tensor using coupled acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs). The technique is based on the variance method which is extended to the case with eight acoustic beams. Methods to analyze turbulence from a single ADCP rely on questionable assumptions on turbulence anisotropy ratios and on the requirement of ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • miniSODAR

    The miniSODAR is a high-frequency Doppler sodar system that was designed to measure the atmospheric wind profile from 15 meters to 150/200 meters (data is often available to 250 meters) in 5-meter increments. It operates by generating a short tone burst (30 ms to 100 ms) in the frequency range of 4 kHz to 6 kHz. It monitors the low-level acoustic signal echoed by the atmosphere. The echo is ...

  • Impact of sound attenuation by suspended sediment on ADCP backscatter calibrations

    Abstract. Although designed for velocity measurements, acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) are widely being used to monitor suspended particulate matter in rivers and in marine environments. To quantify mass concentrations of suspended matter, ADCP backscatter is generally calibrated with in situ measurements. ADCP backscatter calibrations are often highly site-specific and season ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Case study - Grand Forks wastewater authority - North Dakota, U.S.A.

    Service: SmartBall - Leak & Gas Pocket Detection Client: Grand Forks Wastewater Authority Project Date: 2008 Type of Pipeline: Force Main Diameter: 30- and 36-inch Pipe Material: PCCP and PVC Length: 46,464 Feet Pressure: Results: 6 Gas Pockets In late October 2008, the Grand Forks Wastewater Authority ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Beach erosion solution

    WKC provided a major, international hotel chain with a solution for their beach erosion problems at one of their flagship hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE. One of WKC’s valued clients operates a prime, waterfront hotel that sits beside an artificially dredged coastline, with guests enjoying a carefully sculpted beach. Over time, it had become evident that the beach was being ...


    By WKC Group

  • Calibration of a 2-D morphodynamic model using water–sediment flux maps derived from an ADCP recording

    This study compared numerical simulations of the hydro-morphodynamics of a stretch of the Po River (Italy) to detailed measurements of the river's morphology and water–sediment fluxes. A survey of the 8-km-long, 250-m-wide river section, previously described in former publications, was performed using two vessels. The first was equipped with a multibeam echo sounder for bathymetry ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OTT ADC measurement - Germany

    Background As the open pit Cottbus Nord is making use of the water of the ponds in the protected landscape of Lakoma (a village 6 km from Cottbus) the Vattenfall Europe Mining AG (VEM) as owner of the pit was obligated to take compensation measurements. VEM entrusted the engineers of the gerstgraser Ingenieurbüro für Renaturierung (gIR) in Cottbus with the planning of the ...

  • An Inertial Measurement Unit Application for a GPR Tracking and Positioning

    Abstract Abilities of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for ground penetrating radar (GPR) tracking and positioning are presented at this paper. The IMU operation principle is based on calculating of the device's orientation in space via measurement of linear accelerations and angular velocities. Features of the IMU, GPS and wheel odometer are compared. Principal scheme of the IMU consisted ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Cavitation Reactors

    By combining the developments in acoustics, hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics, a new promising device is entering the market: the cavitation reactors, used for processing of suspensions, emulsions and for intensification of chemical processes in solutions. These devices are can be used either separately (in laboratory test-benches) or in industrial mixing processes. In today’s market, two ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Advanced offshore measurements to support wind energy production, weather forecasting, and emergency response

    Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI), with support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, is leading a unique partnership of corporate, government, and university researchers to develop a marine environmental observations program in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary goal of this project is to develop a framework of advanced offshore measurements to support emergency response, oil and gas exploration ...

  • Permanent Multipath Clamp-On Transit Time Flow Meter

    For many years now, ultrasonic flow measurements with "wetted" sensors have been a well established procedure to measure discharge in big pipes in the field of hydro power plants. A lot of research studies show that very precise measuring results can be achieved, under the provision of correct application and consideration of diverse ancillary conditions. Depending on the flow conditions and the ...


    By HydroVision GmbH

  • Discharge Measurements In Low Flow Conditions With ADC p t echnology – First Experiences In Nepal

    Low flows prevail during about nine months of the year in Himalayan rivers as a result of the influence of the monsoon climate. They account for a large portion of the annual water balance and accurate information about these flows is therefore critical for water resources planning, development, management and hydropower design. Issues that occur with the neighbouring country India are often ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

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