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Wind tunnel

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The School of Architecture & Wind Engineering
Global COE program secretariat 1583, Iiyama, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, 243-0297, Japan
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Wind tunnel

This is an open-circuit low-speed wind tunnel designed for wind environmental assessment and ventilation studies. It has a test section of 1.2m wide, 1.0m high and 14m long. This low speed wind tunnel is capable of investigating a wide range of different flow fields with wind speeds from 0.2 to 15 m/s. A remote control instrument carriage allows positioning a probe within 0.1mm to surfaces in the measuring section.

Figure 1. Sketch of the wind tunnel. The blower is on the left hand side and the wind is moving from left to right. The test section on the right hand side is equipped with the turn table.


Figure 2. Blow-down type fan


Figure 3. Interior of wind tunnel


Figure 4. Instrument carriage equipment


Figure 5. Operation panel of instrument carriage equipment