Design and development of low-cost wind tunnel for educational purpose
|dc.contributor.author||Dol, Sharul Sham|
|dc.identifier.citation||Yong, T. and Dol, S.S. 2015. Design and development of low-cost wind tunnel for educational purpose. Materials Science and Engineering. 78: Article 012039.|
The presence of wind tunnel is undoubtedly bringing infinite possibilities to studying and understanding complex fluid flows. However, commercial wind tunnel is expensive and only limited to highly-focus researchers or exclusive institutions. This paper discusses the design and development of a low-cost, educational-purposed, open-typed subsonic wind tunnel. In this work, an open-typed subsonic wind tunnel is designed with the aim of achieving turbulent intensity (in the working section) below or equal to 5%, within the budget of RM 1500 and a working speed of 6 m/s - 8 m/s to meet the Reynolds number in the order of 105. The conceptual design was studied using Ansys Fluent 14.5 and the optimal design was then developed and experimentally verified.
|dc.title||Design and development of low-cost wind tunnel for educational purpose|
|dcterms.source.title||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|dcterms.source.series||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|