Accession Number:

ADA009138

Title:

Design and Calibration of the ARL Mach 3 High Reynolds Number Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1965-Dec 1972

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

The design philosophy and details of the ARL Mach 3 High Reynolds Number Facility are described and the results of extensive calibration tests are presented. The facility is an intermittent cold flow wind tunnel having a constant area test section 8 inches wide and 8.2 inches high, with a test rhombus 23 inches long. It operates in a blowdown mode using dry compressed air which is exhausted to the atmosphere through a silencer. Tunnel stagnation pressures range from 40 psia to 570 psia, with stagnation temperatures in a range from 400 degrees Rankine to 500 degrees Rankine depending upon ambient conditions. The corresponding free stream unit Reynolds numbers vary from 7 million per foot to 140 million per foot.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE