The FLOTEK 1440 has become our most popular research grade wind tunnel for university engineering and technology programs. This provides a full 12" x 12" (300mm square) cross section in the working area over 36" (900mm) in length. It also has a higher air velocity capacity. This extra flexibility, coupled with the excellent flow patterns obtained, make the 1440 particularly suitable for research use as well as laboratory teaching.
It is a floor standing unit, with its own integral support structure.
Larger test section allows larger models with more data points.
Air is drawn through the entrance cone into the test section by a variable speed fan. A plastic honeycomb flow straightener with an L:D ratio of 10:1, assures a laminar air flow through the test section. The entrance cone has a contraction ratio of 12:1, down to a test section measuring 12" x 12" x 36" (305mm x 305mm x 914mm) long. The air velocity through the test section is variable up to 132 fps (40m/s).
The test section has clear acrylic side walls and top to give a clear observation of the test in progress. The other flow sections are fabricated from 11 gauge steel formed sections.
A range of accessories is available for laboratory demonstrations. A further accessory allows the system to be connected to a user supplied computer, and includes an interface card and Labview software.