publication . Thesis . 2014

A Study of Aerodynamics in Kevlar-Wall Test Sections

Brown, Kenneth Alexander;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 2014
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This study is undertaken to characterize the aerodynamic behavior of Kevlar-wall test sections and specifically those containing two-dimensional, lifting models. The performance of the Kevlar-wall test section can be evaluated against the standard of the hard-wall test section, which in the case of the Stability Wind Tunnel (SWT) at Virginia Tech can be alternately installed or replaced by the Kevlar-wall test section. As a first step towards the evaluation of the Kevlar-wall test section aerodynamics, a validation of the hard-wall test section at the SWT is performed, in part by comparing data from NACA 0012 airfoil sections tested at the SWT with those tested ...
free text keywords: aerodynamics, wind tunnel, anechoic, Kevlar-wall, hard-wall, lift interference, blockage, porosity, panel method
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