The Design of an annular wind tunnel for the study of swirling flows

Creator: 

Hancox, William Thomas

Date: 

1967

Abstract: 

The specifications for the design of an annular wind tunnel to study swirling flows is presented. The wind tunnel design is such that a researcher can control the following variables at entrance to the working section: the flow Reynolds and Mach numbers, the flow swirl angle, and the annulus geometry. Air is blown through the working section by a two stage axial flow compressor supplying 12 lbm./sec. with a pressure rise of 20 in. of water. Aspects of the mechanical and aerodynamic design are discussed in detail.

Subject: 

Wind Tunnels
Air Flow

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Engineering: 
M.Eng.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Mechanical

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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