IISc Bangalore

Aerodynamic Testing Facilities and Measurements (3:0)

AE 209

Introduction to aerodynamic testing in various speed regimes, requirements of aerodynamic testing, design aspects of low speed wind tunnels, flow visualization methods, measurement methods for flow variables. Wind tunnel balances, elements of computer based instrumentation, measurements and analyses methods. Elements of high speed wind tunnel testing: design aspects to supersonic and hypersonic wind-tunnels, other high speed facilities like shock tube shock tunnels, free piston tunnels, ballistic ranges and low density tunnels, special aspects of instrumentation for high speed flows

Text books: 

William H Roe Jr and Alan Pope, Low Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Wiley and Sons, 1984.
Pankhrust R.C. and Holder D.W., Wind-Tunnel technique, Sir Isaac Sons Ltd, London, 1968.
Lukasiewicz J., Experimental methods of Hypersonic, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1973.
Alan Pope and Kenneth L, Going High-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Wiley and Sons, 1965.




K. P. J. Reddy and B. Vasudevan

Offering Dates: 

4th week of July to 3rd week of Dec