Empowering Rapid Aerodynamic Innovation
01 / EQUIPMENT
This system can be tailored to interface with most cardio equipment. Plug and play to create a wind speed that matches or offsets from the equipment's speed.
02 / COANDA VANES
Wind Work equipment takes advantage of a fluid property known as the coanda effect. By using this physics phenomena, we are able to draw in air from the room without substantially disturbing it therefore maintaining a smooth airflow across the test subject.
03 / AIRSTREAM
Wind Work equipment fits in most test lab sized rooms. Assemble in a few steps and disassemble with ease to use the space for other testing needs. To create a smooth air stream, this equipment only requires a room size similar to the graphic below.
04 / EASE
Match the speed of a treadmill, bike, or similar equipment, program in a fixed speed, adjust the speed on the fly, or even run a speed profile, all with a user friendly graphical interface.
ONBOARD DISPLAY / TREADMILL
ONBOARD DISPLAY / BICYCLE
05 / CUSTOMIZABLE
Customizable to many different applications and equipment sizes. The test zone can be configured to small objects such as workout equipment up to large objects such as bicycles and treadmills.
A bold request of optimally laminar airflow in a room not much larger than the test zone provoked the birth of Wind Work. The real question was, how close to laminar flow can one get with the physics we know and are feasibly able to harness? Considering all the equipment had to be internal to the room, and had to be easy to dis-assemble, we were able to craft up our first product.
The expense and difficulty of performing the iterations necessary through a professional wind tunnel test at a large wind tunnel can be outrageous, but does it have to be? Similar to 3D printing a prototype of a consumer product to learn what one can about it before the final "expensive" material is used, Wind Work is pursuing a bridge between theory and practice in aerodynamic analysis by providing a "prototype" wind experience to reduce the number of iterations needed through professional wind tunnel labs. In many cases eliminating the need for any professional wind tunnel lab tests by providing a smooth (near laminar) airflow.
Our technology takes advantage of the coanda effect. This is a fluid phenomena where a jet of fluid at velocity along with its low pressure adheres to a surface and follows its contour. Using a curved surface curved away from the jet keeps the incoming air from mixing with the jet and expanding it, therefore drawing in more airflow.
LET'S DO SOME WINDWORK
We are in the process of enhancing the technology. Contact us if you are interested in updates on the development.
The model shown here has been developed for rooms approximately 12 to 20 feet in length or width.
Let us know if you are interested.