Fall 2013-Performance Tests and Calibration

In order to properly commission the tunnel a series of performance and calibration tests are being completed on the polysonic wind tunnel. These tests include:

    - Run time across all Mach numbers
    - Empty tunnel side wall pressure distribution
    - Centerline Mach number uniformity
    - Supersonic total/static pressure uniformity
    - Flow angularity
    - Turbulence intensity
    - Flow unsteadiness

Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Sponsor: AFRL/M4 Engineering

PI: Rajan Kumar

Develop and demonstrate an accurate analysis tool for determining aircraft/store combinations of high risk for store trajectory deviations. The polysonic wind tunnel will be used to measure unsteady pressures in the aircraft weapon bay with and without the store.

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