Standard Active Last Updated: Jul 26, 2017
ASTM D5096-02(2017)

Standard Test Method for Determining the Performance of a Cup Anemometer or Propeller Anemometer

Significance and Use

5.1 This test method will provide a standard for comparison of rotating type anemometers, specifically cup anemometers and propeller anemometers, of different types. Specifications by regulatory agencies (4-7) and industrial societies have specified performance values. This standard provides an unambiguous method for measuring Starting Threshold, Distance Constant, Transfer Function, and Off-Axis Response.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the Starting Threshold, Distance Constant, Transfer Function, and Off-Axis Response of a cup anemometer or propeller anemometer from direct measurement in a wind tunnel.

1.2 This test method provides for a measurement of cup anemometer or propeller anemometer performance in the environment of wind tunnel flow. Transference of values determined by these methods to atmospheric flow must be done with an understanding that there is a difference between the two flow systems.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.07
Developed by Subcommittee: D22.11
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D5096-02R17
ICS Code: 07.060