Measurement of ground effect and boundary-layer transition by towing wind tunnel

Shuya Yoshioka, Satoshi Kikuchi, Fukuo Ohta, Takuma Kato, Jun Song, Yasuaki Kohama

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    A newly constructed towing wind tunnel facility is introduced. In this wind tunnel, unlike a conventional wind tunnel, a testing model moves in still air on a testing track. This towing wind tunnel facility can therefore simulate highly complex flow between steady ground and a moving model without using a moving belt system. The performance of this facility is first explained. Some results of wings in ground effect experiments and boundary-layer transition experiments obtained using this facility are then given. From these results, we conclude that this facility has enough performance for complex flow testing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number021408
    JournalFluid Dynamics Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 4

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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