Tornado Micro-burst Simulator

A tornado/microburst simulator with a text section of 20 ft (wide) x 34 ft (length) x 18ft (high) and capabilities for generating a translating microburst-like jet (6.0 ft diameter) and a tornado-like vortex (4.0 ft diameter) for model testing. The simulator is 18 ft in diameter and 12 ft tall The top speed of vortex is 35 mph and the maximum translation speed is 2 fps. This simulator has flow visualization, pressure measurement and flow diagnostics capabilities.

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