Wind tunnel testing of high blockage models

Swamy, Shivakumara M (1988) Wind tunnel testing of high blockage models. Journal of Aeronautical Society of India, 40. pp. 119-130.

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Sophisticated methods have become available for computing wind tunnel boundary corrections; this has facilitated the use of smaller wind tunnel facilities with relatively large models, involving higher blockage ratios than previously used. This paper describes an effort to verify this concept by correlating test results on a wing-body model obtained from a smaller tunnel with those from a larger tunnel after applying appropriate corrections. It is verified that even smaller facilities can be used to test reasonably higher blockage models when sophisticated methods are available for the computation of the wall boundary corrections. (B.J.)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics;Data correlation;Wind tunnels tests;Aerodynamic characteristics;Data reduction;Wing planforms
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:21

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