Simulation Studies of a Triangular Shape Closed Loop Wind Tunnel

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 14-25
By

    Kollati Nanda Sai Kumar

  1. J. Mahesh

  2. Roopsandeep Bammidi

  1. UG Student, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (A), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (A), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  3. Assistant Professor, Aditya Institute of Technology and Management (A), Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, Indiavvvvv

Abstract

An innovative approach in the modeling and simulation of flow parameters of a triangular shape closed-loop wind tunnel was carried out using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), which decreases the overall heat loss of the tunnel from the traditional closed loop wind tunnels and individual section simulations are done to predict and prove the decrease in losses occurred by them and the entire concept wind tunnel is simulated to see the uniformity of flow in the test section. The boundary conditions are appropriately selected based on a subsonic closed loop wind tunnel.

Keywords: CFD, guide vane radiator, wind tunnel, closed loop, simulation

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews : Journal of Physics(rrjophy)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 10
Issue 1
Received November 20, 2020
Accepted November 21, 2020
Published April 4, 2021