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Jet Exit Rig Six Component Force BalanceA new six axis air balance was delivered to the NASA Glenn Research Center. This air balance has an axial force capability of 800 pounds, primary airflow of 10 pounds per second, and a secondary airflow of 3 pounds per second. Its primary use was for the NASA Glenn Jet Exit Rig, a wind tunnel model used to test both low-speed, and high-speed nozzle concepts in a wind tunnel. This report outlines the installation of the balance in the Jet Exit Rig, and the results from an ASME calibration nozzle with an exit area of 8 square-inches. The results demonstrated the stability of the force balance for axial measurements and the repeatability of measurements better than 0.20 percent.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Castner, Raymond
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Wolter, John
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Woike, Mark
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Booth, Dennis
(Triumph Aerospace, Force Measurement Systems San Diego, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
June 25, 2012
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Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
AIAA Aerodynamics Measurement Technical and Ground Testing Conference(New Orleans, LA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 984754.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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