Wind Tunnel at LABINTHAP (Updated)


Flow behavior in the Thermal Engineering and Applied Hydraulics Laboratory (LABINTHAP) wind tunnel was investigated by measuring the velocity profiles, turbulence intensity and wall effects with a hot wire anemometer. Measurements were carried out under wind speeds 5, 15 and 30 m/s in planes located at 1.8, 2.6 and 3.4 m from flow inlet to the test section. The flow showed a good quality with a velocity variation less than 1%, turbulence intensity lower than 4% and the wall effects allow having an excellent work area in the test section for the velocities evaluated.

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P. Quiterio, M. Velázquez, G. Eslava, R. Eslava and J. Francis, "Wind Tunnel at LABINTHAP (Updated)," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2011, pp. 565-573. doi: 10.4236/epe.2011.34070.

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