Design of Recording Wind Tunnel Balances

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Given here is a description of the design of a scientific recording wind tunnel balance. It was decided that the most satisfactory arrangement would be a rigid ring completely surrounding the tunnel or wind stream, so that the model could be supported from it by wires or any arrangement of spindles. The forces and moments acting on this ring can then be recorded by suitable weighing apparatus. The methods available for recording forces on the arms are explained. The proposed type of balance will support the model rigidly in a variety of ways, will make a complete test without attention, ... continued below

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[9] p. : ill.

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Norton, F. H. December 1920.

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Given here is a description of the design of a scientific recording wind tunnel balance. It was decided that the most satisfactory arrangement would be a rigid ring completely surrounding the tunnel or wind stream, so that the model could be supported from it by wires or any arrangement of spindles. The forces and moments acting on this ring can then be recorded by suitable weighing apparatus. The methods available for recording forces on the arms are explained. The proposed type of balance will support the model rigidly in a variety of ways, will make a complete test without attention, and will plot the results so that all computations are avoided.

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[9] p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R10111
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930080821 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-30
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930080821
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc53711

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Norton, F. H. Design of Recording Wind Tunnel Balances, report, December 1920; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53711/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.