Study of Multipiece, Flow-Through Wind Tunnel Models for HIRT
Final rept. on Phase 2, Apr-Dec 1973
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV
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The usefulness of the proposed High Reynolds Number Transonic Wind Tunnel HIRT of AEDC will be largely influenced by the restrictions placed on testing due to model limitations. A preliminary study of models determined that basic models without internal airflow could be designed and tested in HIRT with few restrictions. The present study contains a more detailed analysis of the limitations of a high-performance fighter aircraft model, with variables similar to those for present-day transonic wind tunnels. A typical test plan is outlined, and model, balance, and support system limitations are presented.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods