Low Cost Laboratory Built Wind Tunnel
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2015 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : Krishpersad Manohar, Rikhi Ramkissoon
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P234|
Krishpersad Manohar, Rikhi Ramkissoon"Low Cost Laboratory Built Wind Tunnel", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(4),176-179 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Laboratory wind tunnel made it possible to observe from a stationary position and measure the aerodynamic forces and associated parameters in a controlled environment the behaviour of objects that would normally be moving through the air. A conventional non-return type wind tunnel with one closed working section was designed, constructed and calibrated for wind speed up to 16 m/s. Test results indicated that the boundary layer effects on the air flow within the wind tunnel penetrated the velocity profile to a depth of approximately 60 mm over the test range 3 m/s to 16 m/s. The cost of construction totaled US$1354 which is a fraction of the cost for purchasing an off the shelf laboratory testing wind tunnel of comparative size.
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