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Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Volume 2012, Article ID 278082, 10 pages
Research Article

The Effects of Inlet Box Aerodynamics on the Mechanical Performance of a Variable Pitch in Motion Fan

Fläkt Woods Limited, Axial Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 5ZD, UK

Received 10 August 2012; Accepted 3 December 2012

Academic Editor: Mohammad Tawfik

Copyright © 2012 A. G. Sheard. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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