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Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics Trainer
(FR - 010)

1 Inlet contour 2 Flow straightener 3 Nozzle 4 Measuring section 5 Model 6 Force sensor 7 Display and control unit 8 Diffuser 9 Control Panel 10 Inclined tube manometer 11 Axial fan

  • Implementing experiments with various accessories.
    • Determine drag and lift coefficients for different models.
    • Pressure distribution on bodies immersed in a flow.
    • Boundary layer analysis.
    • Investigation of flutter.
    • Wake measurement.
  • Visualization of streamlines in conjunction with a fog generator.
  • Measuring Section
    • Flow cross-section WxH: 292 x 292 mm
    • Length: 420 mm
    • Wind velocity: 3.1- 28 m/s
  • Axial fan power consumption: 2.2 kW
  • Force measuring Range
    • Requires a X-Y Load Cell with or higher force range
  • Velocity measuring range: 3.1- 28 m/s
  • Angle measuring range: ±180°
  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics Trainer (FR - 010)
  • Hard Copy User Manual

The open wind tunnel trainer tends to allow performing experiments in the field of aerodynamics andfluid mechanics using various models. The flow medium is set in motion & the model being studied remains still and so the flow around the model is generated.

  • The trainer is considered as an “Eiffel” type open wind tunnel used to demonstrate and measure the aerodynamic properties of various models.
  • The air is drawn in from the environment and accelerated.
  • The air flows around a model, such as an aerofoil, in a transparent and closed measuring section.
  • The air is then decelerated in a diffuser and pumped back into the open by a fan.
  • The trainer is provided with a nozzle contour and a flow straightener that ensure a uniform velocity distribution with little turbulence in the closed measuring section.
  • The flow cross-section of the measuring section is square.
  • The built-in axial fan with outlet guide vane system and a variable-speed drive is characterized by an energy-efficient operation at high efficiency.
  • The trainer allows reaching air velocities of up to 28 m/s.
  • The trainer is equipped with an electronic two-component force sensor, Lift and drag are detected and displayed digitally.
  • The air velocity in the measuring section is displayed on the inclined tube manometer.
  • The tube manometers or the electronic pressure measurement are recommended for measuring the pressure distribution on bodies.
  • Extensive accessories allow a variety of experiments, for example lift measurements, pressure distributions, boundary layer analysis or visualization of streamlines.