Aerodynamic Interference Correction Methods Case: Subsonic Closed Wind Tunnels


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The approach to problems of wall interference in wind tunnel testing is generally based on the so-called classical method, which covers the wall interference experienced by a simple small model or the neo-classical method that contains some improvements as such that it can be applied to larger models. Both methods are analytical techniques offering solutions of the subsonic potential equation of the wall interference flow field. Since an accurate description of wind tunnel test data is only possible if the wall interference phenomena are fully understood, uncounted subsequent efforts have been spent by many researchers to improve the limitation of the classical methods by applying new techniques and advanced methods. However, the problem of wall interference has remained a lasting concern to aerodynamicists and it continues to be a field of active research until the present. The main objective of this paper is to present an improved classical method of the wall interference assessment in rectangular subsonic wind tunnel with solid-walls.



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R. Varatharajoo, E. J. Abdullah, D. L. Majid, F. I. Romli, A. S. Mohd Rafie and K. A. Ahmad




S. Wiriadidjaja et al., "Aerodynamic Interference Correction Methods Case: Subsonic Closed Wind Tunnels", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 225, pp. 60-66, 2012

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November 2012




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