Wind Tunnel Testing
Depending on model size and wind speed requirements, wind tunnel models are tested at The University of Kansas (KU) or Wichita State University (WSU). Either a small generator or an electronic brake in combination with a torque sensor is used to measure the power output of the model. When using a generator a resistor box is attached to simulate the load on the generator and to control the RPM. With the different RPM's and the torque a power curve can be constructed.
DARcorporation developed a unique wall correction method to correct the data from the wind tunnel for wall effects. Necessary modifications and changes to the design can then be identified. Please see our Wind Energy Wind Tunnel Testing Brochure.
Proposal & Rates
Please contact us for additional information or a detailed proposal. Your detailed proposal will include cost, calendar schedule and estimated man-hours per task. This will be provided at no cost or obligation. We look forward to hearing from you!