Event Title

Wind Tunnel & Vacuum Chamber System

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Soren Maloney

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Date of Publication

2021

Abstract

Testing of components in adverse conditions is an important part of the design process. A significant amount of cost can be reduced if the testing protype is optimized in the simulated environment. As such, a wind tunnel with thermal vacuum capabilities is designed and built to improve the quality of testing data in an educational laboratory setting. To achieve this, the laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer were used to design the full-scale closed-loop wind tunnel. Compared to simulated testing, the system can manipulate the vacuum pressure, temperature, and airflow of the system which will improve data quality.

Keywords

Wind Tunnel, Vacuum Chamber, Thermodynamics

Persistent Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/3039

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Wind Tunnel & Vacuum Chamber System

Testing of components in adverse conditions is an important part of the design process. A significant amount of cost can be reduced if the testing protype is optimized in the simulated environment. As such, a wind tunnel with thermal vacuum capabilities is designed and built to improve the quality of testing data in an educational laboratory setting. To achieve this, the laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer were used to design the full-scale closed-loop wind tunnel. Compared to simulated testing, the system can manipulate the vacuum pressure, temperature, and airflow of the system which will improve data quality.