Problem statement. The three-mass vibratory system can be defined by five basic parameters: inertial parameters of the masses and stiffness parameters of two spring sets. Unlike the classical discrete system, the discrete-and-continual one consists of two rigid bodies connected by one spring set that form the discrete subsystem, and of the reactive mass considered as deformable (elastic) body characterized by certain stiffness and inertial parameters, which are related with one another.
The results of researching the techniques for natural gas properties determination for flow rate and volume metering systems are presented in the paper. The necessity of developing techniques for calculating the isentropic exponent of natural gas for pressure up to 25 MPa based on a simplified set of parameters of gas composition is shown.