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Patent P201201028 >>

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Title

A wind tunnel for wind erosion studies

Summary

We have designed a wind tunnel to study wind erosion. A fan generates an air flow within the tunnel through a drop-down tubular system, achieving an air flow quite similar to a natural airstream. The tunnel has a telescopic design, comprising three hinged modules.

Competitive Advantage

  • The simulator allows us to generate air flow similar to a natural airstream.
  • An effective samples collection system allowing to analyze the erosive phenomenon.
  • An easy transport.
  • With the proposed prototype,  we guarantee the natural surface roughness.
  • Erosion simulation tests working with different wind streams.

Consequently, the prototype improves all the shortcomings of its precedents.

Application sectors

  • Measuring instrument for trials related to processes of Wind Erosion, Desertification, Soil Science and Global Change

Keywords

  • Desertification
  • Wind simulator
  • Wind erosion tunnel

Thematic areas

  • Agronomic and forestry engineering.
  • Environmental science and engineering.

Inventors

  • Asensio Grima, Carlos Manuel
  • Giménez Fernández, Antonio
  • Lozano Cantero, Francisco Javier
  • Pérez Salmerón, Juan Carlos

Updated by: Research Development Innovation (RDI) Vicerectorate

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