Understanding and Exploiting Wind Tunnels with Porous Flexible Walls for Aerodynamic Measurement

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Brown, Kenneth Alexander;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: wind tunnel | aerodynamics | aeroacoustics | Kevlar-wall | wall interference | panel method | porosity | inverse problem | digital image correlation | membrane mechanics

The aerodynamic behavior of wind tunnels with porous, flexible walls formed from tensioned Kevlar has been characterized and new measurement techniques in such wind tunnels explored. The objective is to bring the aerodynamic capabilities of so-called Kevlar-wall test s... View more
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