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Lab Tests Show Wind Turbine's Air Flow

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Photo of Raul Cal modeling the cool laser eye-protecting glasses used during the experiments.

Raul Cal models the "cool" laser eye-protecting glasses used during the experiments.

Credit: Hyung-Suk Kang


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Charles Meneveau, professor of mechanical engineering, and Raul Cal, postdoctoral fellow, of the Johns Hopkins University describe their wind tunnel experiments that mimic the interaction of wind turbines with turbulent wind conditions around them.

Credit: Shot and edited by Ruthie Aslan
Produced by Phil Sneiderman
Copyright 2007 The Johns Hopkins University

 

Photo showing model windmills in the tunnel that replicate the arrangement in a typical wind farm.

These model windmills are installed in the tunnel to replicate the arrangement of multiple turbines at a typical wind farm.

Credit: Raul Bayoan Cal and Hyung-Suk Kang


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Photo of the wind turbine detail during the calibration process.

The wind turbine detail during the calibration process. This research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Energy for Sustainability Program.

Credit: Raul Bayoan Cal and Hyung-Suk Kang


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