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Mechanical Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

UW Mixing Layer Tunnel (UW-MLT)

The UW Mixing Layer Tunnel (UW-MLT) is a low-speed, blower wind tunnel. The test section of the tunnel is 200 cm in length, 25 cm in height and 80 cm wide. The tunnel has full optical access through the sides and floor of the test section. The test section has an adjustable ceiling to allow a prescribed pressure gradient to be maintained along the length of the test section.The mean velocity in the wind tunnel is continuously-variable velocity up to a maximum freestream velocity of 33 m/s when operated without the mixing layer experiment. The flow is uniform across the span to within ±0.8% of the centerline velocity, and the freestream streamwise fluctuation intensity is less than 0.3%.

Located in EN L27 Point of Contact: Dr. Doug Smith

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