8T Transonic Wind Tunnel

8T Continuous Flow Variable Density Transonic Wind Tunnel

Wind Tunnel Testing
Customer Experience
State of the Art Facility
Agility
8 x 8 ft Transonic Wind Tunnel
Reduce Risk
8 x 8 ft Transonic Wind Tunnel

Highly Capable Transonic Wind Tunnel

  • Mach Operating Range: 0.2-1.30
  • Max Transonic Reynolds Number 4x106/ft [12x106/m]
  • Max Subsonic Reynolds Number 8x106/ft [24x106/m]
  • Up to 50,000 ft [15,000 m] Simulated Altitude
  • Stagnation pressures of 0.25 to 3.25 Atmospheres

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Performance, Stability, and Control

Fastest builder of aero model databases.

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Captive/Store Loads

Assess stored loads and their effect on aircraft control authority.

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Component, Endurance, and Qualification Testing

Test your full scale Ram Air Turbine or Pod.

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Inlet Optimization

Capture up to 1,024 static pressures and 96 unsteady pressures.

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Internal/External Separation

State of the art data acquisition and control system.

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Jet Effects Assessment

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Pressure and Loads

Study the impact of various inlet mass flow rates.

Our People Make Us Agile

Agility means more data per hour because our people respond quickly and efficiently 

  • Expertise across shifts
  • Issues resolved quickly
  • Processes and Incident Reports
  • Standard processes accomplished correctly, and we continue to improve
  • Model/Instrumentation
  • Issues resolved quickly
  • Real-Time Refinement of Testing
  • Run matrix changed and optimized during test
  • Quick Data Processing Changes
  • Customized with quick changes

Scheduling Approach

  • Locks in Your Test Date
  • Reduces Risk
  • Premium Slots Available

Locked in testing dates reduce program risk

  • Standard availability actively communicate
  • Premium testing slots available for urgent needs
  • Testing slot secured with PO
  • Block Buy Options to secure slots in advance
  • We schedule by date, not by sequence
  • Rapid and thoughtful response to RFQ’s

Agility means More Data per hour because Our Tunnel Responds Quickly

  • Agility means more data per hour because our tunnel responds quickly and efficiently.
  • Quick tunnel density changes.
  • We quickly adjust tunnel density to maintain Reynolds number or static pressure.
  • Quick change over times.
  • We perform model changes and come back to your test conditions quickly.

High Quality Data

Data Repeatability - Primary measure of quality

  • Single piece high-capacity balances improve temperature stability
  • New cooling towers improve tunnel temperature control
  • Test methods to achieve run speed and repeatability requirements
  • Calibration models, flow surveys, and static pipe measurement conducted
  • at regular intervals ensure consistency (Latest 2020)

Data Usability - Applicability to full-scale Testing

  • 8’x8’ test section allows larger-scale models that better represent actual aircraft
  • Mach Number of 0.2 to 1.30 captures critical transonic speeds
  • A broad range of altitudes and Reynolds numbers with stagnation pressure of 0.25 to 3.25 atm.
  • Corrections for tunnel-induced effects
  • Supplemental flow visualization provides insight
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