NASA Wind Tunnel Operation

NASA Wind Tunnel Operation

Helps you design an open return wind tunnel. The program solves the continuity equation for a geometry that you specify using sliders and input boxes. The analysis is limited to incompressible, inviscid, one-dimensional flows, and the program warns the user if the diffuser angle exceeds a separation criteria (> 7 degrees) or if the speed in any section of the tunnel exceeds 300 mph. Calculations are in English or Metric units.


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