Accession Number:

AD0763725

Title:

Wind Tunnel Model Parametric Study for Use in the Proposed 8 ft x 10 ft High Reynolds Number Transonic Wind Tunnel (HIRT) at Arnold Engineering Development Center

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Dec 1972

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

The need for a high Reynolds number transonic wind tunnel HIRT has been recognized throughout the industry for some years. The proposed HIRT facility at Arnold Engineering Development Center will provide a much needed tool for the study of phenomena sensitive to Reynolds number. The usefulness of the HIRT facility will be largely influenced by the ability of industry to design and build wind-tunnel models for an acceptable cost capable of operating within the severe environment of the tunnel. The object of this study is to determine the feasibility of designing and building models capable of withstanding the loads and environmental conditions of the facility. The aircraft configurations chosen for study cover a wide spectrum of flight conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE