Modeling and Wind Flow Analysis of an Eiffel (Open) Type Sub-Sonic Wind Tunnel

Published on May 30, 2021in Global Journal of Research In Engineering
· DOI :10.34257/GJREAVOL21IS1PG41
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Abstract
Wind tunnel (WT) is a device that artificially produces airflow relative to a stationary body and measures aerodynamic force and pressure distribution, simulating the actual conditions with an important aspect of accurately feigning¬ the full complexity of fluid flow. The aim of the present study is to design the three dimensional geometry of a small, open-circuit (also known as Eiffel Type), and subsonic (low speed) wind tunnel (WT) capable of demonstrating or acting as a vital tool in aero-mechanics research. The project and fabrication itself, poses as an onerous task with the cynosure/central theme being the delineation/depiction of wind tunnel components such as Test Section, contraction cone, diffuser, drive system and settling chamber.
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