Prediction of the Wind Tunnel Sidewall Effect for the iGREEN Wing-Tailplane Interference Experiment

  • A. D. Gardner
  • K. Richter
  • H. Rosemann
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 112)


Computations using the DLR TAU code are presented to predict the effect of the wind tunnel on models which are directly attached to the wind tunnel side-wall. Results show that the effect of the sidewalls is similar to an offset in the angle of attack (but can only partially be corrected by a change in α), and that this effect is proportional to the lift and Mach number. These results were used in the design phase for the iGREEN wing-tailplane interference experiment.


Mach Number Wind Tunnel Pressure Side Viscous Wall Corner Separation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Gardner
    • 1
  • K. Richter
    • 1
  • H. Rosemann
    • 1
  1. 1.German Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (AS)GöttingenGermany

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