Accession Number : ADP003773
Title : Use of a Small Scale Wind Tunnel and Model Shop at Aeronautica Macchi as an Industrial Tool,
Corporate Author : AERMACCHI S P A VARESE (ITALY)
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