An Optical Pressure Measurement System for Wind Tunnel Testing

  • X. J. Gu
  • J. Coll
  • D. Lye
  • F. A. Ellis
  • V. D. Nguyen
  • J. Bureau

Abstract

In this paper, a new optical pressure measurement system will be described. Pressure distributions measured with this technique are presented and compared with those measured by conventional pressure taps. The tests showed that the OPMS measurements of surface pressure distribution were comparable to those measured by conventional methods. However the OPMS offers a complete static pressure mapping and pressure visualization on the surface of the model.

Keywords

Mach Number Wind Tunnel Wind Tunnel Test Pressure Sensitive Paint Shock Wave Location 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. J. Gu
    • 1
  • J. Coll
    • 2
  • D. Lye
    • 2
  • F. A. Ellis
    • 3
  • V. D. Nguyen
    • 3
  • J. Bureau
    • 3
  1. 1.Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research CenterTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Garratt Boulevardde Havilland Inc.DownsviewCanada
  3. 3.Institute for Aerospace ResearchOttawaCanada

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