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V/STOL wind-tunnel testingFactors influencing effective program planning for V/STOL wind-tunnel testing are discussed. The planning sequence itself, which includes a short checklist of considerations that could enhance the value of the tests, is also described. Each of the considerations, choice of wind tunnel, type of model installation, model development and test operations, is discussed, and examples of appropriate past and current V/STOL test programs are provided. A short survey of the moderate to large subsonic wind tunnels is followed by a review of several model installations, from two-dimensional to large-scale models of complete aircraft configurations. Model sizing, power simulation, and planning are treated, including three areas is test operations: data-acquisition systems, acoustic measurements in wind tunnels, and flow surveying.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Koenig, D. G.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1984
Subject Category
Aeronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:85936
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-43-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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