High-speed wind tunnels for aerospace research

Nilakantan, P (1963) High-speed wind tunnels for aerospace research. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    The wind tunnel is one of the oldest tools for research in !he field of aeronautical engineering. In order to study quantitatively the aerodynamic forces and the characteristics of air flow over bodies placed in an air stream the need was felt for a suitable device to create an artificialwind inside a tunnel shaped duct and hence13; shaped duct and hence, the name wind tunnel was given to this device. By means of a wind tunnel,. one can determine the air resistance acting on aero. planes, the forces that provide lift, the moments involved in pitching, yawing13; and rolling motions of the aeroplane, the forces necessary to deflect its control surfaces such as ailerons, rudder and elevators and also its flying qualities as regards stability, stalling, manoeuvrability and so forth.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind tunnels;Pressure storage drive;Conventional supersonic nozzle;Mach number
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Research and Support Facilities (Air)
    AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Poornima Narayana
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:48
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2491

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