Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-1711
2001-05-14

Energy Simulation of a Climatic Wind Tunnel 2001-01-1711

The use of climatic wind tunnels is a well-established technique for reducing product development cycle times. Given the wide range of climatic conditions that are demanded, energy costs can be a significant component of a test run.
The paper describes a research project which involved the development and calibration of a detailed model of the operation of a climatic wind tunnel (CWT) and its use in evaluating alternative plant supervisory control strategies, together with possible modifications of plant configuration.

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