turning vane

turning vane

turning vanes
One of a number of curved fins which are placed in air-conditioning ductwork at a point where the duct changes direction; used to promote a more uniform airflow and to reduce pressure drop.
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Consequently, Y250 vortices from this area, in conjunction with other vortices from the turning vane, started to play an important role.
The company carried out the work on behalf of its direct customer, aero-engine test-cell and noise control specialists Cullum Detuner of Heanor, Derbyshire, which designed and constructed the turning vane assemblies on behalf of Rolls-Royce.
Remarkably, Schumacher had cracked a turning vane relating to the aerodynamics of his car on his initial outlap, which forced the Ferrari mechanics into a quick change on the grid ahead of the formation lap.
The judges ruled that the barge board turning vane was legal after race stewards in Malaysia had said the aerodynamic part was 10mm too small.
The five appeal judges, who heard four hours of evidence from Ferrari, McLaren and Stewart-Ford at the Automobile Club de France in Paris, ruled that the barge board turning vane at the centre of the row was legal.
The effectiveness of the corner 1 turning vane configuration was verified with two Navier Stokes based CFD solutions.
The five appeal judges, who heard four hours of evidence, ruled that the barge board turning vane on the Ferraris was legal.
''I can't say what happened to the turning vane on the side of the car which helps air flow, but I know the team accept it was millimetres short of the minimum requirement.
The turning vane cascades in each of the four 90-degree elbows of the circuit are made up of segments of airfoil-shaped vanes.