Accession Number:

ADA142957

Title:

Some Factors Affecting the Selection of the Type of New Transonic Tunnel to Best Meet Australian Needs.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A consideration of the new transonic wind tunnel options identified at the Dec. 1982 workshop held at ARL is presented. Factors discussed include, Reynolds number requirements, test section dimensions, operating pressure, individual run duration, total available testing time and operating costs. It is concluded that, despite the lower test Reynolds number capability, a continuous flow, conventional fan driven tunnel is more suited to Australian requirements than an intermittent blowdown tunnel. If a significant supersonic requirement existed this preference would probably be reversed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE