Accession Number:

AD1144057

Title:

Statistically Defensible Wind Tunnel Models

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

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Report Date:

2021-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44

Abstract:

Wind tunnels are used to test scale-model air frames in order to collect aerodynamic data. The Subsonic Aerodynamic Research Laboratory SARL Wind Tunnel is a low speed wind tunnel located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TheSARL Wind Tunnel team approached AFIT for assistance in creating statistically defensible models for the conditions inside the wind tunnel. During a wind tunnel test, pressure sensors cannot be placed at the test model. Instead, pressure ismeasured by a pitot probe permanently mounted in the corner of the test chamber. The pressure at the model location is predicted from the measurements taken by this pitot probe.

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[A, Approved For Public Release]