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American Journal of Energy Research. 2014, 2(4), 90-98
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-2-4-3
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Impact of Shape of Obstacle Roof on the Turbulent Flow in a Wind Tunnel

Slah Driss1, Zied Driss1, and Imen Kallel Kammoun1

1Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Univrsity of Sfax, TUNISIA

Pub. Date: October 09, 2014

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Slah Driss, Zied Driss and Imen Kallel Kammoun. Impact of Shape of Obstacle Roof on the Turbulent Flow in a Wind Tunnel. American Journal of Energy Research. 2014; 2(4):90-98. doi: 10.12691/ajer-2-4-3


In this paper, we are interested in the impact of shape of obstacle roof on the turbulent flow in a wind tunnel. Particularly,arched, inclined, pitched and flat roofs obstacles are examined. A three-dimensional flow of a fluid is numerically analyzed using the Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with the standard k-ε turbulence model. These equations were solved by a finite-volume discretization method. The comparison between our numerical and experimental results shows a good agreement and confirms the numerical method.

modeling turbulent flow roof shape obstacle wind tunnel

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