Iowa ranks fifth in the nation for the annual tornado frequency per area. Although solutions for avoiding tornado formation are rather remote, if not impossible, understanding this formation process and its mechanism of operation must be advanced first. Current theories are still unsatisfactory and inadequate. A new concept of tornado modeling, resulting from extensive tornado literature studies and swirling rocket nozzle flow research, is proposed here. Based on this concept, the Iowa State University tornado-simulation wind tunnel is designed for better simulation of tornado flow.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Hsu, C. T.
"New Conceptual Design of the ISU Tornado-Simulation Wind Tunnel,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 79(3-4), 127-130.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol79/iss3/10