Department of Aeronautics

Trisonic Wind Tunnel

Type:Trisonic Wind Tunnel

Open Circuit, Blowdown

Manufacturer:
US Steel*


Speed Range:
Mach 0.24 - 4.5


Test Section Size:
1' x 1'


Air System:
2 each (350 Hp Rotary Screw) Compressors
5400 cubic feet of temperature stabilized air storage
One air dessicant drying towers


Operating Conditions:
Po = 20 to 250 Psia
Re/ft = 3-40 x 106
Dynamic Pressure = 250 - 8000 psf
Run Time = 1 - 7 minutes


Model Support:
Rigid Sting Mount (Alpha Sweep +/- 11°)


Data Acquisition System:
HP3852 Data Acquisition System
PC-based HPIB Interface with Home Grown Visual Basic Data Acquisition Software


Operational:
1958 - On-line
1964 - Added Temperature Stabilization
1983 - Compressor Replacement
1988 - Upgraded Control Console
1999 - Compressor Replacement Closed Circuit

2004 - Closed Loop Cooling System

U.S. Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO 80840, (719) 333-1110 DSN: 333-1110, Updated: 19 Sep 14
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