Three-Dimensional Optical Laser Velocimetry For The Hrnblwt (High Reynolds Number Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel)

Grant number: LE0882471 | Funding period: 2008 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

The experimental information that can be gained from this infrastructure would lead to significant advances in understanding turbulent flows, which would impact a broad range of engineering and geophysical fields. Some specific examples include the development of efficient turbulence control strategies for the reduction of skin-friction drag and improved combustion processes, resulting in not only better fuel efficiency for vehicles but also reduced CO2 and pollutant emissions. Significant advances could also be made in the area of understanding the dispersion of particles, including pollutants, in the atmosphere; wind turbine design and implementation strategies, and climate change modellin..

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