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Volumetric Mass Flow Sensor for CPAP

Juvelekian, Sarkis (2002) Volumetric Mass Flow Sensor for CPAP. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The current project involves the design and performance evaluation of different flow sensor technologies. The goal of this project is to quantify the performance of existing flow sensor technology and improve the sensitivity and repeatability of flow sensors used in CPAP and BiPAP devices. In this thesis, different theories of flow measurement are investigated and discussed. A standard testing procedure for flow sensors is then established for determining their overall performance. Using this procedure, tests were conducted on four different mass flow sensors that could potentially be used in a CPAP device. Based on the results of these tests, a comparison is made between each of the flow sensors studied. Finally, the relevance of the experimental results and procedure are ascertained with respect to final product performance and cost.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLovell, Michael Rmlovell@pitt.eduMLOVELL
Committee CoChairMickle, Marlin Hmickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberClark, William
Date: 4 September 2002
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 6 August 2002
Approval Date: 4 September 2002
Submission Date: 8 August 2002
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Degree: MSME - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: FLow Sensors
Other ID:, etd-08082002-094111
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:58
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:37


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