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Generation of atmospheric boundary layer in the IIUM low speed wind tunnel

Za’aba, Khalid Aldin and Asrar, Waqar and Aldheeb, Mohammad (2017) Generation of atmospheric boundary layer in the IIUM low speed wind tunnel. In: 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering 2016 (ICMAAE’16), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The purpose of this paper is to describe an attempt made to simulate the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in the Low Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) at IIUM. This was performed through modifications of the inlet and surface conditions of the test section. Devices such as spires, fences and surface roughness were used. The ASCE 7-10 standard was used as a reference to validate the results between the wind tunnel data and the full-scale ABL flow characteristics. The velocity profile and turbulence intensity were measured using a onedimensional hotwire (CTA) probe. The data obtained show good agreement with ASCE 7-10 velocity profiles for exposures B and C while using a scale of 1:488 to match the wind tunnel data. The turbulence intensity profiles do not show a good agreement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4277/56985
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerospace engineering; Atmospheric thermodynamics; Boundary layers; Surface roughness; Turbulence; Wind tunnels
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH4021 Buildings. Construction with reference to use.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Waqar Asrar
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 15:30
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 08:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56985

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