The system includes two storage tanks (800 cubic feet of volume) with a maximum stagnation pressure of 250 psi. The maximum continuous mass flow is available at 50 psi for over 30 minutes.
Over 224 pressure channels of 2.5 psid data are available for collection. In addition, several 10-inch H20 channels are available for lower pressure measurements. Several types of probes and rakes are available for measuring pressures on or behind a model, including two 1/8 inch-diameter Aer- probe 7-hole probes.
The HP 3852 data acquisition system can accept up to 30 cards of signal conditioning. There are currently 80 channels of signal conditioning available. Client-specific instrumentation can be connected to the signal conditioning.
Smoke Flow Visualization
An Aerotech ATE. Ltd. Smoke Generator System is available for smoke flow visualization. The small probe design and long handle permit the client to position the probe in almost any area of interest in the test section.
Other Flow Visualization
Micro tufts, yarn tufts, mini tufts, tempera paint and oil, and florescent oil are available to visualize flow in the tunnel.
Several hot-wire and hot-film probes, as well as a multi-probe wake rake, are available for flow field surveys.
Photography: Still & Video
A high-resolution digital camera and several video cameras are available for multiple angles of viewing, including one Canon GL-1 Digital Video Camera and one Canon GL-2 Digital Video Camera. Standard video capture is done with a VHS recorder. An analog titler is available to place text on the screen. Adobe Premiere is available for digital movie capture.