Category Archives: Construction

These posts are regarding the development and construction of our magnificent wind tunnel.

Purchasing the Wind Tunnel Fan

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, I hope you all are pursuing your interests and attempting to satisfy your curiosity. With many other good things, it is fun and rewarding, but can take hard work. Alright, in our wind tunnel project our … Continue reading

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Continuing Wind Tunnel Construction

Dear Fellow Basement Scientist, We return to wind tunnel construction. Our extended absence in construction is unfortunate, but this is a lesson in many pursuits which are not our day job. These evening and weekend tasks often hit delays and … Continue reading

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Getting in the Wind Tunnel: Design

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Ever wonder why textbooks are so long? Well, I figured it out! Its because there is a lot of information out there to learn and it takes quite a few pieces of paper to fit it … Continue reading

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Wind Tunnel Honeycomb

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Here we are, placing the last finishing touches on the entrance to the wind tunnel. This is pretty exciting! We are discussing today what is known at the honeycomb. I very briefly mentioned this part of … Continue reading

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Surface of the Bell Mouth

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, I am sorry, but of late I have been absent. This is due to what is commonly known as moving. It was a lot of work, but now we are back. For those concerned, I did … Continue reading

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Wind Tunnel Rib Cage

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Wind Tunnel construction had taken a little break for our adventure into the world of interesting photos, but its time to meander back to our basements. Last time we planned the construction of the bell mouth … Continue reading

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Enter the Bell Mouth

Dear Fellows of the Basement Science Research Consortium, For those new to the field, it is an important lesson to learn that the longer and more complicated the organization name, the more prestigious and talented the group. Therefore, we are … Continue reading

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Test Section Legs

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Here we are, on to more construction. You may say, “What, I thought this was science not wood shop class!” Well, to conduct experimental science you have to build stuff. So, that is what we continue … Continue reading

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Wind Tunnel Design Overview

Fellow Basement Scientists, Where we stand now is we have our “tunnel” and our measurement/test stand. We need to complete construction of our tunnel. Let’s now review the few basic remaining parts of a wind tunnel. Please refer to my … Continue reading

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Spring coefficient

This section is a lot more theory than construction, which is good because if there was no theory in this basement we couldn’t call this science. For our force measurement we are going to use springs as discussed earlier. I … Continue reading

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