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The installation and performance evaluation of a small supersonic wind tunnel system by Charles O. Brown

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English


  • Mechanical engineering

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ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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The High Speed Wind Tunnel is a blowdown-to-atmosphere, transonic-supersonic, adjustable-Mach-number facility. The general arrangement of the facility is shown in an aerial photograph in Figure A schematic drawing indicating wind tunnel circuit layout is provided as Figure Figure High Speed Wind Tunnel General ArrangementFile Size: 1MB. A supersonic wind tunnel is a wind tunnel that produces supersonic speeds (   History. The site of the National Transonic Facility (NTF) was originally the site of Langley’s first large supersonic wind tunnel. The 4 x 4-Foot Supersonic Pressure Tunnel was a hurried necessity and designing began February with completion scheduled by the end of NACA launched the project of building a Mach 2 tunnel within 10 months. Contractors were hired for the Center: Langley Research Center. Subsonic tunnel. Low-speed wind tunnels are used for operations at very low Mach number, with speeds in the test section up to km/h (~ m/s, M = ) (Barlow, Rae, Pope; ). They may be of open-return type (also known as the Eiffel type, see figure), or closed-return flow (also known as the Prandtl type, see figure) with air moved by a propulsion system usually consisting of large.

The goals of this project were to design and construct a supersonic wind tunnel with diagnostic and visualization systems to characterize flow properties. The supersonic wind tunnel was designed to interface with a vacuum chamber in the Vacuum Test Facility (VTF) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. new wind tunnel will be used for testing a wide range of high-speed aerodynamics applications in the future. Supersonic Wind Tunnel Fluid Mechanics A supersonic wind tunnel is a test bed for examining the fluid mechanics and associated fluid phenomena for air travelling faster than the speed of sound.   Darstellung des Überschallkanals des Labors für angewandte Forschung der Hochschule Esslingen. Aufzeichnungen enstanden im Rahmen der Projektarbeit 2: "Simul. A one-piece design superior in strength, accuracy and lower interactions between components. Pyramidal Balance. Choose from three or six measured “components” and three sizes. Traverse Systems. Accurate, simple and easy-to-use traverse systems for any subsonic wind tunnel. Model Positioning System. For easy, accurate changes in wind tunnel.

The ramjet engine is mounted to the exit nozzle of the Supersonic Wind Tunnel (SSWT). The duct area dimensions of the ramjet engine are inches wide by inches high to match the exit nozzle of the Super Sonic Wind Tunnel. The overall length of the ramjet engine is six feet long. The length is broken into three equal. IV. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL Based on the discussions it is decided to design a blow down type supersonic wind tunnel, within the constraints imposed by the capacity of the compressor-pressure vessel system. The main design parameters of a wind tunnel are its operational Mach number and test section area. TheFile Size: KB. Great wind tunnel book! Very instructive! Contains everything one needs to know about low speed sub-sonic wind tunnel. This is a must have book for anyone who is interested in wind tunnel theory, design and testing. Also, the book arrived within a couple of days, Cited by:   The 9-by 7-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel (9x7 SWT) facility is part of the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel (UPWT) complex at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, where generations of commercial and military aircraft and NASA space vehicles, including the space shuttle, have been designed and tested.