Development of Load-Cell-Based Anemovane

로드셀형 풍향풍속계 개발

  • Received : 2012.06.29
  • Accepted : 2013.01.28
  • Published : 2013.05.01


A load-cell-type anemovane operates based on wind vector properties. The developed load-cell-type anemovane is of a fixed type in which the wing does not rotate, unlike in the case of existing anemovanes. The load-cell-type anemovane is required to accurately derive the correlation between the load ratio and the wind direction in order to develop a qualified product. This is because the load ratio repeats every $90^{\circ}$ owing to the use of four load cells, and its value varies nonlinearly according to the wind direction. In this study, we compared analytical results with experimental results. Fluid analysis was carried out using ANSYS CFX. Furthermore, the prototype was tested using a self-manufactured wind tunnel. The wind direction was selected as the design variable. 13 selected wind direction conditions ranging from $0^{\circ}$ to $90^{\circ}$ with an interval of $7.5^{\circ}$ for analysis were defined. Furthermore, 10 wind direction conditions with an interval of $10^{\circ}$ for the experiment were defined. We derived the relations between the pressure ratio and the wind direction through the experiment and fluid analysis.


Anemovane;Load Cell;Strain Gage;Wind Speed;Wind Direction


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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