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dc.contributor.authorOyeyemi, Michael Ademola
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T04:30:18Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T04:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.otheroyeyemi_michael_a_201805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/oyeyemi_michael_a_201805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38344
dc.description.abstractThe Dynamic Devices and Solutions Lab at the University of Georgia (UGA) recently installed a high-speed water tunnel to conduct fluid-structure interaction (FSI) experiments. The tunnel is custom-designed to deliver uniform flow up to 10 m/s through a square test section. This work presents an overview of water tunnels, their primary components, and their functions. It details the design and fabrication of key components of the UGA water tunnel and provides justification for design decisions. It discusses instruments for measuring velocity and turbulence and for flow visualization. The qualification procedure and results are also described. Tunnel flow parameters were identified using a laser doppler anemometry system, and results show that the water tunnel generates uniform, laminar flow within the test section for flow speeds between 1 and 10 m/s, while also maintaining boundary layer thicknesses below 35 mm. Turbulence intensity values averaged 0.50% for flow outside the boundary layer.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjecthigh-speed
dc.subjectwater tunnel
dc.subjectfluid-structure interaction
dc.subjectqualification
dc.subjectdesign
dc.subjectfabrication
dc.subjectlaser doppler anemometry
dc.titleThe design and qualification of the UGA water tunnel
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEngineering
dc.description.majorEngineering
dc.description.advisorR. Benjamin Davis
dc.description.committeeR. Benjamin Davis
dc.description.committeeClifton B. Woodson
dc.description.committeeTom Lawrence


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