Wind turbulence in speed skating: measurement, simulation and its effect on aerodynamic drag

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2012.02.002
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Conference13th International Conference on Wind Engineering, July 10-15, 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISSN0167-6105
Volume104-106
Pages585593; # of pages: 9
SubjectWind turbulence; Drag; Speed skater; Wind simulation; Wind tunnel
AbstractThis paper presents the results of an investigation on the effect of wind turbulence for the reduction of drag for a speed skater. A speed skater competing in an indoor oval is subjected to turbulent flow conditions. Measurements of flow characteristics in a speed skating oval were made and a simulation of those conditions was developed in the NRC 2 m×3 m Wind Tunnel. Wind tunnel tests on mannequins of a speed skater with force measurement using an external balance have indicated that the reduction of drag coefficient with Reynolds number was strongly affected by the flow conditions. The effects were not consistent for three different positions of a speed skater.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationAerospace; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierS0167610512000190
NPARC number21268806
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