The wind tunnel is an open circuit upstream fan type, designed for studying the subsonic aerodynamics. It is to be used with optional accessories and models below.
A dual an axial flow fans delivers air through a diffuser, aluminum tube flow straigthener, three wire mesh screens and a high contraction ratio section to ensure uniform velocity across the transparent test section. The diffuser and contraction sections have a high quality internal finish to minimize the boundary effects. The fan impeller blades are of an aerofoil design cast aluminum to ensure maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimum turbulence. The fan speed is adjustable by an inverter.
Four equally spaced static pressure taps are connected to a manifold to minimize effects from a model and air speed is indicated by an inclined manometer and a calibration graph. Models are mounted on two components load cell support with digital diplay for measurement of drag and lift. Model holder can be rotated to allow quick change on the angle of incidence, this angle is indicated on an angular scale.
The wind tunnel is mounted on a steel table on wheels.
- Pressure and velocity measurement.
- Estimation of drag coefficients of various bodies, eg. sphere, hemisphere, disc, plate, streamlined shape etc.
- Estimation of drag lift and pitching coefficients of an aerofoil.
- Pressure distribution around an aerofoil or a cylinder.
- Effects of instability of a “flutter Wing”.
- Investigation of boundary layer at a flat plate by measuring total head distribution.
- Stream lines visualization using a smoke generator.
- Wakes behind models.
|-||Impeller||:||Single stage, aerofoil aluminum blade.|
|Contraction area ratio||:||7:1.|
|Test Section||:||300 mm x 300 mm x 600 mm long, transparentor on three sides.|
|Maximum air velocity||:||Over 60 m/s.|
|Air velocity control||:||Inverter.|
|-||Water manometer||:||Twin type.|
|-||Wind velocity||:||Contraction section differential pressure with inclined water manometer and velocity calibration graph (to be used with inclined water manometer above).|
|-||Lift and drag||:||Two component balance for measurement of lift and drag.|
|Power supply||:||380 V . 3 Ph 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.|
|-||MP 330-003||Three component balance for measurement of lift drag and pitching instead of two component balance.|
|-||MP 330-005||Velocity (differential pressure) digital display.|
|-||MP 330-110||Anemometer for velocity measurement.|
|-||MP 330-111||Angle digital display for model angular position.|
|-||MP 330-114||Multitube inclined water manometer.|
|-||MP 330-114D||16 point differential pressure sensor with sequential readings instead of multitube inclined water manometer.|
|-||MP 330-121||Pitot-static probe stainless steel.|
|-||MP 330-122||Yaw probe three tube type with clamp.|
|-||MP 330-125||Wake survey rake.|
|-||MP 330-130||Smoke generator set.|
|Models for a study of lift drag and pitching include:|
|-||MP 330-013||Circular disc|
|-||MP 330-014||Circular ring|
|-||MP 330-015||Square plate|
|-||MP 330-018||Streamlined shape|
|-||MP 330-025||Model air plane|
|-||MP 330-026||Model automobile|
|-||MP 330-030||Aerofoil with slot and flap|
|OPTIONAL MODELS AND ACCESSORIES FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDY|
|-||MP 330-050||Flutter wing aluminium aerofoil on steel frame.|
|-||MP 330-053||Pressure wing aluminium|
|- Number of taping points|
|-||MP 330-055||Pressure cylinder plastics|
|- Number of tapping points|
|-||MP 330-057||Boundary layer plate with probe.|
|-||MP 330-150||Computer Interface|
|This package consists of computer interface unit software and required accessories for:|
|Control of wind velocity|
|- Wind velocity lift drag pitching moment and angle of attack.|
|- Coefficient of lift drag and pitching moment.|
|- Pressure distribution.|