Team Member(s): J. A. Martin, and A. M. Fralic Semester: Spring 2010
This project will design a process that will be used to meet the design objectives. This will result in the implementation of a control system that will minimize the power consumption of the low speed wind tunnel located at the University of Florida's REEF facility. The variable frequency drive controller will be evaluated and programmed using built-in hardware methods as well as the controlling LabVIEW virtual instrumentation. Once the newly designed control system is implemented, no input will be required from the user as the system will automatically reduce the amount of power required to bring the low-speed wind tunnel to the user required airflow velocity.