Accession Number:

ADA043013

Title:

Analysis of Wall Interference Effects on ONERA Calibration Models in the NAE 5-FT. x 5-FT. Wind Tunnel (Analyse des Corrections de Parois pour les Maquettes D'etalonnage onera dans la Soufflerie de 5 Pi x 5 de l'E.A.N.),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The measurements on three geometrically similar aircraft models by ONERA are used to analyse lift interference effects in the solid and perforated wall test sections of the NAE 5-ft. x 5-ft. test facility. The prediction of the angle of attack correction for both test sections is based on the representation of the model by lifting lines and the solution of the subsonic wall interference problem by the finite difference method. The value of the porosity factor ascribed to the test section with perforated walls is checked by comparing the measured wall pressure distributions with the theoretical ones, predicted by the present method. The lift interference effects on models M1 and M3, having wing span to wind tunnel width ratios of 0.188 and 0.311 respectively, were found to be within the limits of experimental errors. For the M5 model, having a wing span to wind tunnel width ratio of 0.644, the solid and perforated test section measurements, corrected using a uniform angle of attack correction, show good agreement up to lift coefficients of about 0.5. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE