Example of wind tunnel measurement performed at DLR, Germany. Source: Thomas Ahlefeldt. "Aeroacoustic Measurements of a Scaled Half-Model at High Reynolds Numbers", AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 12 (2013), pp. 2783-2791.
When designing a new aircraft configuration, predicting the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance early in the program is important. Numerical procedures such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help to address this challenge. However, wind tunnel testing is necessary to validate these predictions for single aircraft components as well as the overall configuration. Testing the aircraft configuration on a scaled model can bring additional engineering insights long before the aircraft can actually fly.
Wind tunnel tests have one disadvantage though: they are very expensive. For this reason, engineers must capture as much information as possible during each test. This webinar presents the latest technologies that allow to perform aerodynamic and aeroacoustic measurements in wind tunnels in the most efficient way.
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