CHECK CALIBRATION OF THE AEDC 16-FT TRANSONIC TUNNEL
Technical rept., 5-14 May 1965
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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Tests were conducted in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel, Transonic 16T of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility to determine the test section Mach number calibration and Mach number distributions. During the test, Mach number was varied from 0.50 to 1.60, and the wall angle from -1.00 to 1.00 deg, while holding tunnel total pressure at 1000 psfa and tunnel temperature at 120F. At all Mach numbers the region from Station 1 to Station 20 was considered the test region. The results show that the tunnel calibration is a function of test section wall angle, and that all wall angles in the calibrated Mach number range produce Mach number distributions acceptable for testing. This was the first calibration after the installation of the modified main compressor utilizing fiber glass rotor blades.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics