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High Reynolds number tests of a NASA SC(3)-0712(B) airfoil in the Langley 0.3-meter transonic cryogenic tunnelA wind tunnel investigation of a NASA 12-percent-thick, advanced-technology supercritical airfoil was conducted in the Langley 0.3-Meter Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel (TCT). This investigation represents another in the series of NASA/U.S. industry two-dimensional airfoil studies to be completed in the Advanced Technology Airfoil Tests program. Test temperature was varied from 220 K to 96 K at pressures ranging from 1.2 to 4.3 atm. Mach number was varied from 0.60 to 0.80. These variables provided a Reynolds number range from 4,400,000 to 40,000,000 based on a 15.24-cm (6.0-in.) airfoil chord. This investigation was designed to test a NASA advanced-technology airfoil from low to flight-equivalent Reynolds numbers, provide experience in cryogenic wind tunnel model design and testing techniques, and demonstrate the suitability of the 0.3-m TCT as an airfoil test facility. The aerodynamic results are presented as integrated force and moment coefficients and pressure distributions. Data are included which demonstrate the effects of fixed transition, Mach number, and Reynolds number on the aerodynamic characteristics. Also included are remarks on the model design, the model structural integrity, and the overall test experience.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Johnson, W. G., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hill, A. S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Eichmann, O. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1985
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:86371
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-31-53
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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