The SLF boundary-layer wind tunnel is utilized to investigate the impact of living plants on air flow and soil erosion (Burri, 2009). Velocity measurements have been performed to identify the flow characteristics for different wind tunnel setups, e.g. over smooth floor, vegetation covered surfaces with spires and additional roughness elements in the fetch. Analyses of the results and comparison with literature show that a boundary layer flow suitable for further investigations of living plants is generated in the wind tunnel.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Wind Effects on Trees, 16-19 October 2009, Freiburg, Germany|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|