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