A comprehensive description of testing facilities employed in an aerodynamic analysis of vehicles in confined spaces in presented. The VICS-120 consists of a 120-foot vertical test section tube assembly. The vertical configuration is employed to allow for a constant acceleration of the models. The facility was designed for maximum flexibility in its operational parameters, particularly to accomodate high pressures. The complete facility is described with reference to site preparation, plenum assembly, test section tubes, launcher, arrestor, scaffold, handling fixtures, control room, valve and interlock system, and instrumentation. Schematic illustraions of the facility are appended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

    1201 East California Street
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91125
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM