Summary of the technology
Research and testing services handle measurement and control of steady and unsteady complex flows in subsonic wind tunnels using a spectrum of size and velocity ranges, and measurement of wing performance.
Project ID : 12-2011-232
Description of the technology
The Meadow Aerodynamics Laboratory & Microfluidics Laboratory
School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Flow Measurements in a Subsonic Wind Tunnel
The Aerodynamics Laboratory is a world-wide leading center in the field of flow control and measurements of unsteady complex flows.
The lab is equipped with five (5) wind tunnels, covering a large spectrum of sizes and velocity ranges. Some of the tunnels excel in a low turbulence level, which is the best experimental choice for measuring wing performances at low velocities (small Reynolds numbers).
Additionally, the lab supplies the following services:
- Measurement of forces and moments on two and three dimensional models.
- Characterization of velocity fields through flow visualization in smoke, "surface oil" and its measurements using seven-holes probe and particle image velocimetry (PIV).
The lab is staffed with skillful highly-motivated and scientifically experienced team, having expertise in the operation of the experimental system, hardware and software.
Experiments are tailor-made and can be initiated shortly after order
Flow Control, Detachment, Shear Flow, Boundary Layers, Laminar Flow, Turbulent Flow, Unsteady Flow, Aerodynamics, Atmosphere, Wind Energy
Prof. Avraham (Avi) Seifert
Head, Meadow Aerodynamics laboratory
Associate Professor of Mech. Eng., Vice Dean for Research
Wolfson ME Bldg, Room. 217