Wind Tunnel Testing

Wind Tunnel Testing

Application Summary of Wind Tunnel Testing

Wind tunnels are used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects referred to as models. A model is mounted onto a stationary tri-axial sensor which provides measurement of the pressure placed on the object at test.

Products in Use

Tri-Axial Load Cell (MTA400) paired with Instrumentation (IAA Series Amplifier & USB Solutions).

How it works

  1. Researchers use wind tunnels to learn more about the relationship between airflow and an object. Precise measurement modules are needed to accurately record findings.
  2. The MTA400 is fixed on a test stand to quantify the force placed on a model. The model is then fastened onto the Tri-Axial Load Cell which will record precise pressure measurement in response to the conditions of the wind tunnel.
  3. These force measures can be streamed to a PC utilising FUTEK’s USB Solutions.
  4. Once streamed to a PC, that data can then be monitored by FUTEK’s SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software. SENSIT can monitor up to 16 channels of measurement readings, as well as live graph and data log.

This application note was written by our partners FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.  Please note the image is just show for illustration purposes.   For further information, please contact us.