Extrapolating wind-tunnel data to full-scale Reynolds number Part 2: Procedures
Abstract:ESDU 07010 outlines procedures used in transonic wind-tunnel testing to facilitate the extrapolation of wind-tunnel data to full-scale Reynolds number.
"Aft fixing" (in which transition is artificially imposed downstream of the anticipated full-scale location) improves the modelling of important features (such as the interaction of a shock wave with the boundary layer) and its use is described in detail. Limitations of the aft-fixing technique are emphasized, as are the specific considerations relating to particular test objectives.
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