An engineering study of hybrid adaptation of wind tunnel walls for three dimensional testing

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StatementC.E. Brown, K.M. Kalumuck, and D.N. Waxman.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 178374., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-178374.
ContributionsKalumuck, K. M., Waxman, D. N., Langley Research Center.
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An engineering study of hybrid adaptation of wind tunnel walls for three-dimensional testing. By Kenneth Kalumuck, Clinton Brown and David Waxman. Abstract. Solid wall tunnels having only upper and lower walls flexing are described.

An algorithm for selecting the wall contours for both 2 and 3 dimensional wall flexure is presented and. Get this from a library. An engineering study of hybrid adaptation of wind tunnel walls for three dimensional testing.

[C E Brown; K M Kalumuck; D N Waxman; Langley Research Center.]. The aim of the present study is to redesign three dimensional geometry of existing open circuit wind tunnel contraction.

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The present work achieves the recommended contraction ratio, maximum uniformity at the working section mid-plane, without separation, no Gortler vortices in the contraction, and minimizing the boundary layer thickness at entrance to the working by: 7. In book: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering; Authors: Wind-tunnel testing of full/model-scale components is a Three-dimensional simulation of wind tunnel diffuser to study the effects.

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Wind tunnel testing of the final structure and of the structure during construction is desirable to improve the reliability of structural performance and to achieve cost Cited by: 9. The wind tunnel features 14 driving fans for a total installed power of MW, and has two test sections.

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wind-tunnel circuit. The di users in this wind-tunnel are two-dimensional, or plane, i.e. the expansion is only in one plane.

This type of di users are more sensitive to boundary layer separation than their three-dimensional counter-parts leading to a smaller maximum opening angle and thus a longer di user for a given area increase. For these three types of databases, the future trends imply that CFD simulations have to be synergistically used with wind tunnel testing.

With the help of detailed flow simulations provided by a CFD simulation, it is thus advantageous to organize optimally the flow diagnostics and the measurements methods in the wind tunnel testing.

of a Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Designed for Renewable Energy Applications. Major Professor: Richard Mark French. This thesis describes the design, testing, and validation of an open-circuit, mid-sized wind tunnel used for the teaching of undergraduate courses and testing of green energy wind turbines.

This thesis uses computational fluid dynamics to. Six component force tests In these tests a model is mounted near the center of the test section and aerodynamic forces and moments are measured at various combinations of pitch and yaw angles at a constant airspeed.

These tests use the KWT six-component external balance located beneath the test section (Figures 1 and 8). The concept of the hybrid anechoic wind tunnel is explained.

Two such wind tunnels, the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel and the Poul la Cour Tunnel, currently under construction, are described. commercial aircraft operate in this regime.

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Supersonic wind tunnels can be used to investigate the behavior of jet engines and military aircrafts. Hypersonic wind tunnels find their applications in rockets and space vehicles. A further way to categorize low speed wind tunnels is by dividing them into open loop or closed loop wind tunnels [3].

In this work, the geometry of the Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong (China) has been chosen as an application case to conduct a series of parametric studies based on wind tunnel tests. The tests have been conducted under smooth flow, for a geometric scale sectional model able.

“In the future we have to have combined wind tunnels with numeric data. It makes sense,” he said. Phillipe Beaumier from French aerospace lab Onera, described how wind tunnel testing was essential in the development of rotor blades for the new Airbus H helicopter.

The hybrid wind tunnel principle is an economical alternative to classical wind tunnels. Wall adaptation tests are reported which are performed in a small scale arrangement duplicating original kinematic relations. A new method for controlling the quality of wall adaptation is presented which is based on the pressure distribution at the rigid wall.

recognized the need to improve understanding of wind tunnel testing in the design community. The CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist. Objectives of this Guide The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals.

Adaptive-wall wind tunnel technology is examined as a natural extension of the continuing effort to mitigate wall-induced wind tunnel interference.

The state of the art in interference assessment is briefly surveyed starting from its inception in the s to present day practice. ON RESULTS’ ACCURACY AT TWO-DIMENSIONAL WIND TUNNEL TESTING made by the VTI as well as the calculation of wall corrections made at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (see Figures 3, 4 and 10) [3, and ].

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Air is made to move past the object by a powerful fan system or other means. engineering methods, validated by comparisons with wind tunnel data measurements that were mainly including flow visualizations, overall air loads forces and moments, global power/thrust, local surface pressure measurements, and skin friction distributions along the walls (Mc Croskey, Carr and Mc Alister, ; Landgrebe, ).

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This wind tunnel is now in operation for about one and a half year. At the moment the same procedure is being utilised to design a LSWT for the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). This wind tunnel will be used for educational and research purposes.

It will have a high quality flow, up to 50 m/s, in a test section of 1,4 x 1,0 x 2,0 m 3. Thin, sharp-edged disk models were evaluated in a low-speed two-dimensional adaptive flexible wall test section to determine the optimum adaptive wall testing environment for three-dimensional bluff-body models, by providing model testing recommendations for nominal solid blockage ratio and.

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Wind tunnel tests are used to predict the wind loads and responses of a structure, structural components, and cladding to.Wind tunnel is a device for producing a controlled stream of air in order to study the effects of movement through air or Aerodynamics, propulsion and acoustic testing are some of the main uses of such tunnels.

Applications of wind-tunnel research range from routine testing of airframes to fundamental research on the boundary layer.