Technical Evaluation Report on the Fluid Dynamics Panel Symposium on Windtunnel Design and Testing Techniques.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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This Advisory Report reviews and evaluates the Fluid Dynamics Panel Symposium and establishes recommendations for future research activities. It is observed that recent advanced design concepts, technologies, techniques and instrumentation have emerged which offer great potential for the development of highly sophisticated transonic windtunnel systems as well as upgrading of existing facilities. Future advanced transonic windtunnel systems will be able to incorporate such concepts and technologies as cryogenic condition of the windtunnel gas adjustable walls or adjustable crossfly through partially opened walls magnetic suspension and force-and-moment measuring systems and remote measureing and scanning systems. Additional research is required to realize the full potential of each technology area, however, sufficient knowledge is available today to initiate construction of advanced technology windtunnels with designs that will accomodate the future expected advances in test section wall technology, mounting systems, instrumentation, etc. Author
- Fluid Mechanics