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VLT enclosures wind tunnel tests and fluid dynamics analyses
Author(s): Michael W. Schneermann
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents results of air flow simulations around and through the enclosures with two different computational fluid dynamics programs. Calculated flow patterns and pressure distributions are compared with wind tunnel test results. The presented analyses are a starting point in the development of the operational model for the VLT enclosures. More extended and detailed analytical models including coupled thermal and flow field simulations as well as additional wind tunnel tests and full scale measurements are necessary to develop the operational model for the ventilation system of the enclosures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176212
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Michael W. Schneermann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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