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Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in transonic wind-tunnel/flight-test correlationThe capability for calculating transonic flows for realistic configurations and conditions is discussed. Various phenomena which were modeled are shown to have the same order of magnitude on the influence of predicted results. It is concluded that CFD can make the following contributions to the task of correlating wind tunnel and flight test data: some effects of geometry differences and aeroelastic distortion can be predicted; tunnel wall effects can be assessed and corrected for; and the effects of model support systems and free stream nonuniformities can be modeled.
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Legacy CDMS
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Conference Paper
Murman, E. M.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Wind-Tunnel(Flight Correlation, 1981
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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