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Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing


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Table of Contents

Wind Tunnels.

Wind Tunnel Design.

Pressure, Flow, and Shear Stress Measurements.

Flow Visualization.

Calibration of the Test Section.

Forces and Moments from Balance Measurements.

Use of Wind Tunnel Data: Scale Effects.

Boundary Corrections I: Basics and Two- Dimensional Cases.

Boundary Corrections II: Three-Dimensional Flow.

Boundary Corrections III: Additional Applications.

Additional Considerations for Aerodynamic Experiments.

Aircraft and Aircraft Components.

Ground Vehicles.

Marine Vehicles.

Wind Engineering.

Small Wind Tunnels.

Dynamic Tests.



About the Author

JEWEL B. BARLOW, PhD, is Director of the University of Maryland's Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel. He is a former chairman of the Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association (SATA). WILLIAM H. RAE, Jr. (deceased) was associate director of the F. K. Kirsten Aeronautical Laboratory at the University of Washington and a charter member of the Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association. ALAN POPE is a former director of aerodynamics at Sandia National Laboratory. His other books include High-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing and Wind Tunnel Testing.

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