Prediction of the aerodynamic effect of model deformation during transonic wind tunnel tests
by Sylvain Mouton; Yves Le Sant; Marianne Lyonnet
International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation (IJESMS), Vol. 5, No. 1/2/3, 2013

Abstract: During wind tunnel tests, any aircraft model deforms as a result of aerodynamic loads. This behaviour is generally regarded as a spurious effect of the testing technique that needs to be accounted for and corrected. This paper presents available optical technique to measure wing deformation in ONERA wind tunnels, and introduces a simulation method to predict the effect of the deformation on the model aerodynamic characteristics.

Online publication date: Thu, 21-Feb-2013

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