Investigation of Correction Methods for Interference Effects in Open-Jet Wind Tunnels

  • Oliver Fischer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 109-144

About this book


Oliver Fischer analyzes the interference effects occurring in free-stream wind tunnels as well as their correction and simulation. With this work, the investigated correction method and the comparability of its results as well as flow simulation results are improved. The model wind tunnel of the IVK, University of Stuttgart, is simulated in various wind tunnel configurations. The application of a correction procedure to the corresponding experimental data from the model wind tunnel of the IVK is examined. These correction results are directly comparable with interference-free simulation results and thus allow a conclusion on the functionality of the correction method. Based on these findings, this thesis proposes a modification of the correction method that improves the comparability of corrected experimental results and CFD simulations in idealized test conditions.

  • Wind Tunnel Interference Effects
  • Correction Method and Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigations
  • Application and Investigation of the Correction Method
Target Groups
  • Researchers and students of mechanical engineering, especially automotive engineering
  • Research and development engineers in the fields of aerodynamics and wind tunnel technology
About the Author
Oliver Fischer works as an engineer in aerodynamics development for a renowned German automobile manufacturer.


Wind Tunnel Interference Effects Blockage Effects Correction Methods Mercker-Wiedemann Horizontal Buoyancy Open-Jet Wind Tunnel CFD Simulation Static Pressure Distribution EXA PowerFLOW

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.IVK, Fakultät 7, Lehrstuhl für Kraftfahrwesen Universität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-21378-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-21379-4
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