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Wind Tunnel Index


Here is a list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Wind Tunnels site. Clicking on the title will deliver a page with a slide and a scientific explanation of the contents. Click on the word "Animated" for the animated version of selected pages. If the number and variety of pages seems too intimidating, consider taking one of our Guided Tours through the web site.

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Wind Tunnels of NASA NASA/SP-440 pdf
On-line Wind Tunnel Information
Historical Wind Tunnel Gallery
Whirling Arms & the First Wind Tunnels

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Bicycle Test
1901 Wind Tunnel Tests
1901 Wind Tunnel
Wind Tunnel Models
Wind Tunnel Results
Lift Balance Design
Lift Balance Operation
Lift Equation of the 1900's
Drag Balance Design
Drag Balance Operation
Drag Equation of the 1900's
Smeaton's Pressure Coefficient
Interactive Wright 1901 Wind Tunnel

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Wind Tunnels
Control Rooms
Wind Tunnel Design
Wind Tunnel Theory
Wind Tunnel Parts
Low Speed Tunnel Operation
PowerPoint by Dr. Judy Van Zante
PowerPoint by Dr. Charles Trefny

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Types of Wind Tunnels
Open Return Wind Tunnel..Interactive**
Closed Return Wind Tunnel
Blowdown Wind Tunnel
TunnelSim Open Return Version

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Wind Tunnel Testing
Force Balance - Lift
Force Balance - Drag
Idealized Force and Moment System
Force Balance Coordinates
Flow Diagnostics
Flow Visualization
TunnelSys -Wind Tunnel Testing Process
Interactive Tunnel Test Program

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Aerodynamic Force Model
Inlet Performance Model
Nozzle Performance Model
Model Mounts
Wing Geometry ..Interactive**
Interactive Model Design Program

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Build Your Own Tunnel
Student Wind Tunnel Gallery
Aviation High Wind Tunnel
Barberton Wandering Wind Tunnel
Vision in Aeronautics Wind Tunnel
Flow Visualization Wind Tunnel - "Smokie"

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Static Pressure Measurement
Total Pressure Measurement
Pitot-Static (Prandtl) Tube
External Force Balance
Internal Force Balance
Spring Gage
Strain Gage
Hot-Wire Velocity Probe
Smoke Flow and Tufts
Surface Oil Flow
Schlieren Systems
Laser Sheet
Laser Doppler Velocimetry - LDV
Five Hole Probe - Flow Direction
Inlet Instrumentation - 40 Probe Rake

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Aerodynamic Forces
Center of Pressure - cp
Aerodynamic Center
Similarity Parameters..Interactive**
Mach Number..Interactive**
Role of the Mach Number
Mass Flow Choking..Interactive**
Reynolds Number..Interactive**
Boundary Layer
Bernoulli's Equation
Dynamic Pressure
Lift Coefficient
Drag Coefficient
Aerodynamics References

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Three Phases of Matter
Newton's Laws of Motion
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law - F=ma
Newton's Third Law - Action & Reaction
Torques (Moments)
Ohm's Law
Resistors in Parallel
Resistors in Series
Wheatstone Bridge Circuit

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Scalars and Vectors
Comparing Two Scalars - Ratio
Comparing Two Vectors
Vector Addition
Vector Components
Ratios in Triangles
Pythagorean Theorem..Interactive**


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Beginner's Guide to Wind Tunnels
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Editor: Nancy Hall
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Last Updated: May 13 2021

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