Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements in a Blowdown Wind Tunnel

Raju, Channa and Viswanath, PR (2005) Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements in a Blowdown Wind Tunnel. Journal of Aircraft, 42 (4). pp. 908-915. ISSN 0021-8669

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A methodology to correct for temperature effects on pressure-sensitive paint data in a blowdown wind tunnel has been suggested. PSP measurements using Optrod-B1 paint were made on an aircraft model instrumented with thermocouples and conventional pressure taps. The tests were made at freestream Mach numbers of 0.6 and 0.8 and at model incidences of 6 and 10 deg. The temperature correction is based on a mean model temperature concept for a given blowdown and the corrected PSP data are validated using pressure port data. It has been found that the accuracy of temperature-corrected PSP results is about as good as for those obtained at transonic speeds in other tunnels elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blowdown wind tunnels;Pressure-sensitive paints; Temperature effects;Temperature compensation;Error correcting codes;Thermocouples;Mach number;Image processing;Accuracy;Transonic speed;Aircraft models;Mathematical models
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Research and Support Facilities (Air)
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:09

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