Development of a smoke visualisation system for wind tunnel laboratory experiments

Trinder, Martin and Jabbal, Mark (2013) Development of a smoke visualisation system for wind tunnel laboratory experiments. International Journal of Mechanial Engineering Education, 41 (1). pp. 27-43. ISSN 2050-4586

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Abstract

The design, build and test of a smoke visualisation system for a vertical wind tunnel at Brunel University are described. The smoke visualisation system utilised a fog machine for smoke generation and required the design and manufacture of a smoke rake to produce smoke lines inside the wind tunnel test section. The application of these smoke lines over several test objects, including wing sections and bluff body shapes, demonstrated the functionality of the smoke system in producing high-quality visualisations. The facility has proven to be an economic addition in supporting other research projects and is anticipated to be a valuable ‘hands on’ addition to existing aerospace laboratory teaching.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: 10.7227/IJMEE.41.1.5
Depositing User: Jabbal, Mark
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 09:00
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 01:56
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46340

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