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A study of pressure control for a blowdown wind tunnel

by F. N. Kanaga

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Published by University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeronautics

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    Statementby F.N. Kanaga and D.B. Rice
    ContributionsRice, D. B., University of Michigan
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24991922M

    A supersonic blowdown type wind tunnel has the test section area \(\mathrm {m^{2}}\) and pressure \(\mathrm {MPa}\). If the test section Mach number is 3 and tunnel exhausts into the atmosphere, then find (a) the minimum stagnation pressure required for tunnel operation, (b) the corresponding stagnation density, and (c) mass flow rate.   Wind tunnels are designed for a specific purpose and speed range and there is a wide variety of wind tunnel types and model instrumentation. The model to be tested in the wind tunnel is placed in the test section of the tunnel. The speed in the test section is determined by the design of the tunnel.

      A computer-based, proportional-integral control system for supersonic blowdown wind tunnels was developed in a LabVIEW environment. The control algorithm is based on numerically integrating the differential equations used to model a supersonic blowdown wind tunnel in which the proportional and integral control terms were added and tuned in a simulation to determine their .   The configuration is essentially the same for a blowdown hypersonic wind tunnel. NASA Glenn Research Center The most common hypersonic tunnel design is the “blowdown” tunnel.

    Blow-down wind tunnels are a special type of “Open Circuit” wind tunnel. For most Open Circuit tunnels, fan assemblies are located downstream of the test section and air is drawn through the wind tunnel with suction. For Blow-down wind tunnels, however, air is blown down into the wind tunnel by a fan (or centrifugal blower) [ ]. The wind tunnel is of a classical, blow-down type and generates a pressure-induced, turbulent separation bubble on a flat test surface by a combination of adverse and favorable pressure gradients. The Reynolds number, based on momentum thickness just upstream of separation, is Re θ ≃ 5, at a free-stream velocity of U ref = 25ms −1.


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A study of pressure control for a blowdown wind tunnel by F. N. Kanaga Download PDF EPUB FB2

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At the beginning of the test run, valves are opened upstream and downstream of the test section. The pressure ratio establishes a supersonic flow in the test section and the air flows from the high pressure chamber to the low pressure chamber.

The system should be applicable to any situation where run times are limited and difficulty is experienced in maintaining precise control over blowing pressure. 1 Introduction At Hatfield, the mm x mm blow-down super- sonic wind tunnel (Preston et al, ) is used extensively for the measurement of model surface by: 2.

A control algorithm has been developed in the LabVIEW environment and uses the principles of a proportional-integral (PI) controller. The PI control method is widely used for single input, single output control systems.

A block diagram describing the PI controller for the operation of a blowdown wind tunnel is shown in Fig. Here, PD. between the stabilized operating of the blowdown wind tunnel and that of the moving belt mechanical system (starting and stopping the both systems), taking into account the very short run duration of the first one.

2 Short description of the main wind tunnel parts affected by the adaptation The wind tunnel has two 3-D test sections: 1) with. The High Speed Wind Tunnel is a blowdown-to-atmosphere, transonic-supersonic, adjustable-Mach-number facility. The general arrangement of the facility is shown in an aerial photograph in Figure A schematic drawing indicating wind tunnel circuit layout is provided as Figure Figure High Speed Wind Tunnel General Arrangement.

Blow-down wind tunnels are characterized by a short running time, whereas the running time for a continuous low wind tunnel is virtually infinite.

For a blow-down tunnel, the gas supply can be either the atmosphere or a high-pressure gas storage tank. For the test gas two options of discharge are available, discharge into a vacuum tank or into. Wind tunnels offer an effective tool to rapidly obtain data associated with flow over scaled or full-scale models.

Given their ubiquitous nature and utility, a wind-tunnel design project is a. Measurement of aerodynamic forces. Air velocity and pressures are measured in several ways in wind tunnels. Air velocity through the test section is determined by Bernoulli's ement of the dynamic pressure, the static pressure, and (for compressible flow only) the temperature rise in the airflow.

The direction of airflow around a model can be determined by tufts of yarn attached. The pressure regulating valves are crucial segments to control the pressure of the stability chambers in the transonic and supersonic blow-down wind tunnels. To solve the valves vibration problem, the pistons and their supporting structures of three typical pressure regulating valves in China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center (CARDC) were analyzed based on the modal analysis theory.

Prediction of total pressure characteristics in the settling chamber of a supersonic blowdown wind tunnel - Volume Issue - G. Suryanarayana, S.

Bhoi. A pressure regulating valve incorporated in a wind tunnel is used to control the pressure variations in a settling chamber and thereby in the test section.

Wind tunnels are being used to study. Blowdown wind tunnels FigBowdown wind tunnels [46]. Difference with suction wind tunnels, the fan is arranged upstream of the test section.

Such a design, in a certain extent, improves the flow control compared with suction wind tunnels. Overall, open-circuit wind tunnels subjected to contamination due to they are freely.

developed. In blow-down wind tunnels, very high starting and stopping loads occur while testing at high supersonic Mach numbers (Ref. In the m wind tunnel, it is proposed to start the VMFN at a low Mach number (say, M = ) and a low stagnation pressure and reach the test Mach number (up to ) to.

A blow-down wind tunnel is a typical nonlinear time-varying system facing the coupling effects between the pressure and temperature during the short-time test procedure.

The control of blow-down wind tunnels has been discussed for a long time and a satisfactory general solution to this problem is. The Hypersonic Boundary Layer Facility The HyperBLaF is a Mach 8 blowdown wind tunnel used for fundamental studies of compressible turbulence, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, shock/shock interactions and configuration studies of hypersonic working section is circular, with a diameter of mm (9"), with an overall length of m (6 ft).

A blow-down wind tunnel is a typical nonlinear time-variant system facing the coupling of the pressure and temperature during a short duration.

The control of blow-down wind tunnels has been discussed for long time and a satisfactory general solution to this problem is still under developing. Design and Fabrication of a Supersonic Wind Tunnel.

International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEAS) ISSN:Volume-2, Issue-5, May Abstract—This work proposes to design and fabricate a supersonic wind tunnel that can be operated using the compressor and pressure vessel having a capacity of litres and a maximum storage pressure of 12bar.

Wind Tunnel Fundamentals. A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects. A wind tunnel consists of a tubular passage with the object under test mounted in the middle.

Air is made to move past the object by a powerful fan system or other means. reliable generation of wind tunnel design methodology. 2. Main design criteria The general layout of the proposed wind tunnel is shown in Figure 1.

The airflow circulates in the direction indicated in the test chamber (counter clockwise in the figure). Upstream of the test chamber we find the other two main components of the wind tunnel: the contraction.A compact, practical open-circuit suction wind tunnel for studying aerodynamics.

The wind tunnel saves time and money compared with full-scale wind tunnels or airborne laboratories, and it offers a wide variety of experiments.

The wind tunnel gives accurate results and is suitable for undergraduate study and research projects. A simultaneous ingestion of a boundary layer is also considered. In order to form a boundary layer of well-defined thickness ahead of the intake the diffuser is arranged on a flat plate.

The dependence of the circulation of the ingested vortex on the flow in the diffuser has been examined in a parametric study in a blow-down wind tunnel.