Accession Number : ADA130967

Title :   The A.R.L. Transonic Wind Tunnel.

Descriptive Note : Aerodynamics note,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Willis,J B

PDF Url : ADA130967

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The ARL transonic wind tunnel is described. Originally built as a conventional subsonic high-speed tunnel it was converted in 1957 to transonic operation, and has been in operation since that time. It is a continuous flow, closed circuit tunnel with an electric drive system whose maximum power input is 2050 kW. The test section is 0.81 m high and 0.53 m wide. It is fitted with slotted walls and uses diffuser suction, covering a Mach number range of 0.4 to 1.4.

Descriptors :   *Transonic wind tunnels, Transonic flow, Aerodynamics, Aeronautical laboratories, Australia, Walls, Slots, Suction, Diffusers

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE