Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing

ISBN-10: 0471557749
ISBN-13: 9780471557746
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: Low speed wind tunnels are used to test vehicles which travel at a rate of under 300mph, such as automobiles, and propellor aircraft. This book covers aspects of the technology from the design and use of wind tunnels to the instrumentation used.

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 728
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Low speed wind tunnels are used to test vehicles which travel at a rate of under 300mph, such as automobiles, and propellor aircraft. This book covers aspects of the technology from the design and use of wind tunnels to the instrumentation used.

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.

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
Appendices
Index

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