Wind tunnel

Specifications:

  • 8 m test section.
  • Active grid for turbulence modulation: examples include shear-turbulence and atmospheric-boundary-layer profiles.
  • Intense turbulence: Reynolds numbers up to Reλ = 870.
  • Also suited for low-turbulence drag force measurements.

Selection of publications involving this device:

Cekli, H.E., Joosten, R. & van de Water, W. (2015). Stirring turbulence with turbulence. Physics of Fluids, 27(12):125107.

Cekli, E.H. & Water, van de, W. (2010). Tailoring turbulence with an active grid. Experiments in Fluids, 49(2), 409-416.

Cekli, E.H., Tipton, C.R. & Water, van de, W. (2010). Resonant enhancement of turbulent energy dissipation. Physical Review Letters, 105(4):044503.