Design and Validation of a Recirculating, High-Reynolds Number Water Tunnel

  • Brian R. Elbing, Libin Daniel, Yasaman Farsiani, Christopher E. Petrin
  • Journal of Fluids Engineering, March 2018, ASME International
  • DOI: 10.1115/1.4039509

Overview of the design and performance tests done for the water tunnel at OSU

What is it about?

A high speed and high Reynolds number water tunnel was designed and built in Oklahoma State University. The tunnel was built on a budget that is orders of magnitudes lower than the established facilities around the world. The paper gives an overview of the facilities design and the results from the performance validation of the test section flow quality.

Why is it important?

This paper provides data to validate the performance of this tunnel's operational capabilities. The paper shows the design features to build such a tunnel under a tight budget.

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