Accession Number : ADP003773

Title :   Use of a Small Scale Wind Tunnel and Model Shop at Aeronautica Macchi as an Industrial Tool,


Personal Author(s) : Marazzi,R. ; Malara,D. ; Lucchesini,M. ; Comoretto,S. ; Pacori,F.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The paper describes some facilities and capabilities which are currently available at the Aerodynamic Test Department of Aeronautica Macchi. Special wind tunnel testing techniques allow the use of a small scale wind tunnel to obtain useful data for the development of aircraft configurations; model work-shop capabilities permit the manufacture of specialized wind tunnel models for detailed analysis of problem areas. The topics covered are: updating of the rotary balance facility for the measurement of dynamic derivatives due to roll in the full range of model attitudes; assessment of Reynolds number effects on high lift devices of modern design; design and manufacture of an afterbody model; and manufacture and testing of flutter models.

Descriptors :   *Wind tunnel models, Wind tunnels, Afterbodies, Fabrication, Workshops, Test facilities, Flutter, High lift, Industrial research, Italy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE