Main drive selection for the Windstorm Simulation Center

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Operated by the Partnership for Natural Disaster Reduction, the Windstorm Simulation Center (WSC) will be a structural test center dedicated to studying the performance of civil structural systems subjected to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storm winds. Within the WSC, a bank of high-power fans, the main drive, will produce the high velocity wind necessary to reproduce these storms. Several options are available for the main drive, each with advantages and liabilities. This report documents a study to identify and evaluate all candidates available, and to select the most promising system such that the best possible combination of real-world performance attributes ... continued below

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Lacy, J.M. & Earl, J.S. February 1, 1998.

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Operated by the Partnership for Natural Disaster Reduction, the Windstorm Simulation Center (WSC) will be a structural test center dedicated to studying the performance of civil structural systems subjected to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storm winds. Within the WSC, a bank of high-power fans, the main drive, will produce the high velocity wind necessary to reproduce these storms. Several options are available for the main drive, each with advantages and liabilities. This report documents a study to identify and evaluate all candidates available, and to select the most promising system such that the best possible combination of real-world performance attributes is achieved at the best value. Four broad classes of candidate were identified: electric motors, turbofan aircraft engines, turboshaft aircraft engines, and turboshaft industrial engines. Candidate systems were evaluated on a basis of technical feasibility, availability, power, installed cost, and operating cost.

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OSTI as DE98052229

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  • Other: DE98052229
  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT--98-00089
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/573161 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 573161
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691143

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Lacy, J.M. & Earl, J.S. Main drive selection for the Windstorm Simulation Center, report, February 1, 1998; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691143/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.