DESIGN AND APPLICATION OF FULL-SCALE WIND TUNNEL WITH TWO TEST SECTIONS CAPABLE OF PERFORMING TWO KINDS OF AERODYNAMIC TEST SIMULTANEOUSLY

The Japan Automobile Research Institute has built a new wind tunnel to accommodate full-sized vehicles. Various new ideas were incorporated in this approx. 100 M long, eiffel type facility. It has two test sections arranged lengthwise which enable simultaneous and efficient use. Wind velocity ranges from 2.5 to 57 m/s in the first test section, which measures 3 m(h) x 4 m(w) x 10 m(l). In the second test section, which is 5 m(h) x 6 m(w) x 13 m(l), the wind velocity ranges from 1 to 23 m/s. The facility enables a wide range of aerodynamic experiments to be conducted with 1/5-scale models up to full-sized passenger cars in the first test section, as well as with heavy-duty trucks and buses in the second test section. (TRRL)

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    Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan

    10-2 Goban-cho, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 

    Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan

    16-15, 1-chome, Takanawa, Minato-ku
    Tokyo 108,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Muto, S
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00302977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM