Accession Number : ADA484099

Title :   Aeronautical Wind Tunnels, Europe and Asia


Personal Author(s) : David, Katarina ; Gorham, Jenele ; Kim, Sarah ; Miller, Patrick ; Minkus, Carl

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Report Date : Feb 2006

Pagination or Media Count : 364

Abstract : This catalog is a compilation of data on subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic wind tunnels used for aeronautical testing in Europe and Asia. The countries represented in this catalog include Belgium, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea), Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The catalog profiles a total of 155 wind tunnels. A distribution chart and bar charts immediately following this preface depict the number and types of tunnels operating in each country. The bulk of the catalog is made up of data sheets for each facility describing its name; the name of the installation where it is located; technical parameters such as size, speed range, temperature range, pressure, operational status, and Reynolds number; replacement cost and operation cost; testing capabilities; current programs; planned improvements; contact information; and schematics, when available. The report is divided into five sections, one for each speed (subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic) as well as a section for those tunnels for which the speed is unknown. A table of contents heads each of these sections. In addition, cross-reference indexes with page numbers based on location, company name, facility name, and schematics are included at the end of the catalog as quick look-up tools. A bibliography is also included. Sources consulted include wind tunnel installation Web sites (in English and other languages), technical reports on wind tunnels published by Sverdrup Technology, RAND, NASA and in various technical journals as well as information provided by installation managers in response to direct inquiries. All web sites are current as of the publication date. If a Web site is no longer active, we recommend searching on the wind tunnel name or owner organization name to obtain the current Web address.


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE