EPE  Vol.3 No.4 , September 2011
Wind Tunnel at LABINTHAP (Updated)
Abstract: 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.
Cite this paper: nullP. 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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