Material identity

Think

There are projects whose beauty and importance go beyond the final image. The start-up Vortex Bladeless has developed an aerogenerator without blades that could be a breakthrough in wind power generation in the future, whose applications could be scalable and accessible both to individual users to whole communities. And they contacted HDFaber to test their prototypes in their own close wind tunnel. The challenge could not be more exciting.

Design

Designing a purely technological space where the precision of every piece means success or mistake in research is not easy. Trial and error are inevitable. It was necessary to prototype and check the design of the elements in HDFaber´s workshop. In addition this design also allowed the tunnel to be dismantled in a very near future.

Make

HDFaber worked hand in hand with Vortex to create a prefabricated wind tunnel that was built in just 2 weeks. It is equipped with all the aerodynamic elements needed to achieve a laminar flow of wind and will help them to investigate on vortex induced vibration (VIV) and the phenomenon of aeroelastic resonance.

Vortex Bladeless Wind Tunnel.

Design and construction of wind tunnel for the research of wind aerogenerators environmentally friendly.

Collaboration in project Horizon 2020 - Euroean Commision.
Design: HDFaber.+Vortex Bladeless
Fabrication and mounting: HDFaber
Location: Las Rozas, Madrid.
Year: 2018
Área: 41 m2
Status: built
Client: Vortex Bladeless, s.l.

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