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ATOC-1070 Lab #5 - ATOC-1070 Erin Gutowski Section 17...

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ATOC-1070 February 25, 2010 Erin Gutowski Section: 17 ATOC-1070 Weather Lab #5 Wind Tunnel Experiments: Wind and Pressure with Real World Application Today we’ll be doing three small experiments in regards to the effects of wind and pressure on the world around us and in regards to such things like cars and homes. The lab is split into three parts which help us to understand 1 st the effect of wind pressure over a flat area, 2 nd the effect of wind and pressure on a model car (which we’ll then calculate in terms of a real car) and 3 rd the effects of wind and pressure on a specific type of home known as a Quonset hut. These three parts of the lab will help us to better understand and visualize how wind and the pressure created by wind effects the world around us natural and man-made. Part I: For all three parts of the lab we’ll be using such materials as a Pitot tube, which measures the velocity through the allowance of upstream air and the impact of the airflow to the end of the bent Pitot tube. This wind created pressure is transferred through the entire tube and is then recorded by our next piece of equipment known as a manometer.
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