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An Experimental Study on Characteristics of Pressure Drop of Screens Used in Horticultural Facilities

원예시설용 망의 압력강하 특성에 대한 실험적 연구

  • Received : 2012.12.04
  • Accepted : 2013.10.07
  • Published : 2013.11.30

Abstract

This study was carried out to present the pressure drop for various wind speeds through nine types of screens used in horticultural facilities. The screens have been widely used to prevent harmful insects from being entered into agricultural facilities, to reduce strong wind and to shade a light as well. Whatever the usage of the screens was, it was necessary to have good knowledge of how much the screen caused a pressure drop for wind speeds when analyzing both the inner thermal-flow distribution in the facility and the effect of reducing wind speed by using CFD. Furthermore, as for wind screens, the pressure drop for wind speeds was needed as a design load in evaluating the structural stability of the structures supporting the screens. Therefore, the pressure drop through the screens for wind speeds of 5~30 $m{\cdot}s^{-1}$ at about 5 $m{\cdot}s^{-1}$ interval and inflow angles of $0{\sim}45^{\circ}$ at an interval of $15^{\circ}$ was respectively measured in a subsonic wind tunnel. The relation of the pressure drop for various screens was well fitted as a secondorder polynomial expression.

Keywords

Pressure drop;Screen;Wind tunnel test

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국립농업과학원