Wind Tunnel of Ville d'Avray

Velocity, pressure and extraction of every conduit were captured using a laser Doppler anemometer.

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badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation
badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation
The model used in the wind tunnel with breakthrough wall for pressures analyzes.
Description of the wind tunnel
In this experiment, we used a subsonic Prandtl wind tunnel

 

50 m/s

Test Area : 450*450*700

1% turbulence intensity

badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation
Connecting the model

 

140 openings were carried out with a regular interval in order to connect the pipes to measuring device.

badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation
Measuring device

 

The yellow fluid shows how a conduit acts against the prevailing wind.

badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation
Operation of the wind tunnel

 

The wind tunnel sends wind to 20 m / s. Each pipe connected to the piercing transmits pressure or extraction to the measuring device.

badgir persian gulf windcatcher wind tower wind tunnel simulation