Sting Dynamics of Wind Tunnel Models
Final rept. 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1975
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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Wind tunnel model support stings can be subjected to transient aerodynamic and inertial loads which will create oscillatory translations and angular deflections. These transient oscillations always impair steady-state data accuracy and can be large enough to cause structural failure. The primary result of this investigation has been the formulation of a mathematical analysis for the dynamic response of sting-balance combinations subjected to arbitrary transient load inputs. The analysis also provides for sting rigid body motion so that model to tunnel injection and continuous sting rotation can be simulated. A computer program was written to numerically solve the sting-model- balance notion equations.
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