The Need for Large Wind Tunnels in Europe.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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The report on the outcome of the deliberations of the LaWs Working Group demonstrates the technical need for planning, providing, and operating large aerodynamic testing facilities on a European basis and shows, in particular, that there is an urgent need in Europe for a new large transonic windtunnel and for a new large low-speed windtunnel, if there is to be a fully-competitive European aerospace Industry which produces a complete range of civil and military aircraft. The report sets out the technical aspects of a European plan for a complex of windtunnels, existing and future, which are believed to be needed and also adequate to serve the research and development requirements of such an industry, in a rational overall system which can carry European aviation forward for the foreseeable future.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods