Flow-quality measurements and qualification of the Pennsylvania State University Low-Speed, Low-Turbulence Wind tunnel

Amandeep Premi, Mark David Maughmer, Christopher Brophy

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Abstract

This study aims at documenting the flow characteristics of the Pennsylvania State University Low-Speed, Low-Turbulence Wind Tunnel. The spatial uniformity, turbulence intensity and spectra were measured and are presented here. The airfoil measurements made in the tunnel are shown to have good agreement with those made at Low-Turbulence Pressure Tunnel (LTPT) at the NASA Langley Research Center and the Low-Speed Wind Tunnel at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. The flow quality is concluded to be high and well suited for reliable two-dimensional airfoil characteristics measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jun 20 2012
Event50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2012Jan 12 2012

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Other50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period1/9/121/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Premi, A., Maughmer, M. D., & Brophy, C. (2012). Flow-quality measurements and qualification of the Pennsylvania State University Low-Speed, Low-Turbulence Wind tunnel. Paper presented at 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, United States.