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Construction of a 2- by 2-foot transonic adaptive-wall test section at the NASA Ames Research CenterThe development of a new production-size, two-dimensional, adaptive-wall test section with ventilated walls at the NASA Ames Research Center is described. The new facility incorporates rapid closed-loop operation, computer/sensor integration, and on-line interference assessment and wall corrections. Air flow through the test section is controlled by a series of plenum compartments and three-way slide vales. A fast-scan laser velocimeter was built to measure velocity boundary conditions for the interference assessment scheme. A 15.2-cm- (6.0-in.-) chord NACA 0012 airfoil model will be used in the first experiments during calibration of the facility.
Document ID
19870034258
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Morgan, Daniel G. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lee, George (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 86-1089
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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