Accession Number : ADP003757

Title :   Operational Experience with the National Transonic Facility,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : McKinney,L. W.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Construction of the National Transonic Facility was completed in September 1982. Checkout of all systems is essentially complete and has required about one year. The facility has been operated to the design of point 120 million Reynolds number based on a 0.25 meter chord at a Mach number of 1.0. Performance of all systems was basically as expected. Setup for the detailed aerodynamic calibration will begin late in 1983, and calibration is expected to be complete by the last quarter of 1984.

Descriptors :   *TRANSONIC WIND TUNNELS, CRYOGENICS, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, CALIBRATION, LIQUID NITROGEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE