Date of Award
Master of Science
Horace Crater, Mitsuru Kurosaka
A general solution is presented for determination of wind tunnel boundary-induced interference in two-dimensional subsonic flow. The solution requires no a priori knowledge of the model geometry or tunnel wall characteristics, and instead, relates the interference to velocity measurements at a selected control surface within the tunnel. The solutions for the tunnel, free-air and interference fields are obtained using linearized subsonic theory with the Fourier transform technique. An analytical example dealing with the case of the wavy wall in the presence of a generalized tunnel wall boundary condition demonstrates the validity of the solutions in closed form. Numerical examples dealing with a variety of model geometries and tunnel wall characteristics demonstrate practical applications of the theory.
Dahm, Werner Johann Anton, "A General Solution for Wind Tunnel Boundary-Induced Interference in Two-Dimensional Subsonic Flow. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1981.