Wind Tunnels: Uses and Developments

Zied Driss, PhD (Editor)
University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC009070

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Wind tunnels are facilities in which the wind is produced by fans or by compressed air to study and measure the action of the air flow around a solid. There are two basic types of wind tunnels: the closed-circuit and the open-circuit. Open-circuits draw air from the ambient environment and exhaust it back to the ambient after exiting the fan, while in closed-circuit, the air repeatedly circulates through the tunnel. The closed-circuit design delivers improved efficiency and generates less noise, but it is more expensive and more difficult to manufacture.

Wind tunnels are typically used in aerodynamic research to analyze the behavior of flows under varying conditions, both within channels and over solid surfaces. The present book focus on uses and developments of wind tunnels. It consists on nine chapters presenting different studies on the design, uses and developments of the wind tunnel in different applications like wind turbines, building and aircraft models. The presented case studies and development approaches aim to provide the readers, such as engineers and PhD students, with basic and applied studies broadly related to the wind tunnels and its applications.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Numerical Investigation of the Collector Geometry Effect on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Flow inside a Wind Tunnel
(Sobhi Frikha, Zied Driss, Kamel Hchaychi and Sami Rihane, University of Sfax, National School of Engineers of Sfax, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 2. Study of the Diffuser Geometry Effect on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Flow inside a Wind Tunnel
(Sobhi Frikha, Kamel Hchaychi, Sami Rihane and Zied Driss, University of Sfax, National School of Engineers of Sfax, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 3. Effect of the Collector Inlet Radius on the Turbulent Flow inside a Wind Tunnel
(Sobhi Frikha, Sami Rihane, Zied Driss and Kamel Hchaychi, University of Sfax, National School of Engineers of Sfax, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 4. Study of the Rotating Area Effect on the Turbulent Flow around a Savonius Wind Rotor
(Sobhi Frikha, Zied Driss, Emna Ayadi, Zied Masmoudi and Mohamed Salah Abid, University of Sfax, National School of Engineers of Sfax, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 5. Study of the Meshing Choice of a NACA2415 Airfoil Wind Turbine
(Sobhi Frikha, Zied Driss, Tarek Chelbi and Mohamed Salah Abid, University of Sfax, National School of Engineers of Sfax, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 6. Study of the Wedging Angle Effect of a NACA2415 Airfoil Wind Turbine in a Wind Tunnel
(Tarek Chelbi, Zied Driss , Sobhi Frikha and Mohamed Salah Abid, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 7. Study of the NACA Airfoil Effect of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in a Wind Tunnel
(Zied Driss, Tarek Chelbi, Sobhi Frikha and Mohamed Salah Abid, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 8. Computer Simulation of the Aerodynamic Structure of Inclined Roof Obstacles with Different Heights in a Wind Tunnel
(Slah Driss, Zied Driss, Imen Kallel Kammoun and Mohamed Salah Abid, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia)

Chapter 9. Wind Tunnel Tests of Delta Wing with Privileged Apex
(Iddir Boumrar and Zied Driss, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria, and others)

Index

Keywords: Wind tunnel, aerodynamic, uses, design, developments, wind turbines, building, aircraft models

Audience:
- PhD Students
-Industrial
-Engineers

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