Some Factors Affecting the Selection of the Type of New Transonic Tunnel to Best Meet Australian Needs.
AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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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
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics