Ames 11-ft Wind Tunnel

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The investigation, conducted over a 5-week period, provided force and moment, surface pressure, and surface flow visualization data. Testing was conducted at a chord Reynolds number of 5 million. The data were collected at temperatures of approximately 100º F.
All data presented were obtained at freestream Mach numbers ranging from 0.7 to 0.87. Data were generally obtained over an angle-of-attack range from -3° to +12° at 5 million chord Reynolds number. Flow angularity measurements were made and upflow corrections ranging from 0.013° to 0.067° were applied to the final data. Classical wall corrections accounting for tunnel buoyancy and lift interference have been applied according to the method presented elsewhere.

Transition was also fixed on the model when tested at the Ames 11-ft wind tunnel. For this investigation, though, only vinyl adhesive trip dots were applied. These trip dots measured 0.05 inches in diameter and were spaced 0.1 inches apart. For a chord Reynolds number of 5 million, a trip dot height of 0.0035 inches was used from the SOB (side of body) to the yehudi break, 0.003 inches was used from the yehudi break to the midwing and 0.003
inches was used from the midwing to the wing tip. These trip dots were installed at 10% chord. Vinyl adhesive trip dots were also applied at the nose of the fuselage and left on for the entire test. When the nacelles were on the model, trip dots were located 0.43 inches back from the leading edge on the outer surface and the inner surface. Finally, when the tails were on the model, trip dots were located at 10% chord and measured 0.003 inches.

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