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Old Jan 22, 2012, 02:45 AM
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Smoke Generator for wind tunnel project

I need a way to generate a small souce of smoke to use in a smal scale wind tunnel. The wind tunnel measures 24"x12"x5' and is made out of acrylic. Building the tunnel is done. Ideally the smoke could be delivered through a small 1/4" tube so it can be placed anywhere in the airflow over the model.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 10:08 AM
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The most common practice is to heat either propylene glycol or white mineral oil to produce the smoke. There's a great description of how one student made a smoke generator from a post way back in 2002.

Good luck with your project.
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