A new type of wind tunnel for the evaluation of curved motion

James Keogh, Tracie Barber, Sammy Diasinos, Graham Doig

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While aerodynamic analysis of the flow conditions during cornering can be an important design parameter for applications such as automobiles, vessels, and highly maneuverable aircraft, it can be difficult to simulate. This type of motion requires controlled and repeatable flow curvature, relative to the model. A new design to allow experimental testing for this condition has been developed, and by testing in a non-inertial reference frame, flow curvature is achieved in the absence of a static pressure gradient. Initial results have demonstrated the ability of the concept to produce the correct flowfield and the new design offers potential for new experimental investigations that were previously unachievable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Place of PublicationSan Diego, CA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781624103933
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20168 Jan 2016


Other54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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