Accession Number:

ADA046086

Title:

Limits on Low Speed Wind Tunnel Tests of Rotors.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 72-30 Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-27

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The low speed test limit of VSTOL aircraft wind tunnel testing has been investigated and two wall correction theories currently in use have been analyzed. The models used were either rotors or propellers acting as a rotor. In general the test limit based on tail data is more stringent than limits based on rotors. Corrections using Heysons X sub eff are more accurate than traditional wall corrections. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE