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Wind Tunnel at LABINTHAP (Updated)

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Author(s): P. Rosas Quiterio | M. Toledo Velázquez | G. Tolentino Eslava | R. Tolentino Eslava | J. Abugaber Francis

Journal: Energy and Power Engineering
ISSN 1949-243X

Volume: 03;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 565;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Wind Tunnel | Calibration | Measurement | Boundary layer | Hot Wire Anemometer

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.
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