The Use of the NRC/NAE Water Facilities in Canadian Aeronautical Research and Development,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO) LOW SPEED AERODYNAMICS L AB
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This paper describes some of the hydrodynamic facilities of the National Research Council in Ottawa and St. Johns, Newfoundland. The National Aeronautical Establishment water tunnel, in particular, contributed to the understanding of the aerodynamics of various VSTOL concepts, and complex flows containing strong elements of vorticity and unsteadiness. Several projects are described in which fundamental flow observation were made, and from which data was obtained in support of theoretical investigations. The past and future potential of several water facilities of the NRC for pursuing aeronautical and marine research are described.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods