Accession Number : ADA119544

Title :   Design of a New Contraction, Wide Angle Diffuser and Flow Manipulators for the Low Speed Wind Tunnel.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Willis,J B ; Hunt,I A

PDF Url : ADA119544

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : It is over forty years since the A.R.L. low speed wind tunnel was built, and the quality of the flow in the test section is inadequate by today's standards. This memorandum describes the design of a new contraction, wide angle diffuser and flow manipulators, to improve the flow in this tunnel. These modifications should substantially improve the velocity distribution and reduce turbulence levels with only a small reduction in top speed of the tunnel. A useful increase in the length of the test section has also been obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wind tunnels, Low velocity, Air flow, Modification, Diffusers, Wide angles, Wind tunnel nozzles, Contraction, Screens(Woven materials), Performance(Engineering), Australia

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE