CFD and experimental data of closed-loop wind tunnel flow

Calautit, John Kaiser and Hughes, Ben Richard (2016) CFD and experimental data of closed-loop wind tunnel flow. Data in Brief, 7. pp. 216-220. ISSN 2352-3409

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    Abstract

    The data presented in this article were the basis for the study reported in the research articles entitled 'A validated design methodology for a closed loop subsonic wind tunnel' (Calautit et al., 2014) [1], which presented a systematic investigation into the design, simulation and analysis of flow parameters in a wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The authors evaluated the accuracy of replicating the flow characteristics for which the wind tunnel was designed using numerical simulation. Here, we detail the numerical and experimental set-up for the analysis of the closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel with an empty test section.