Date of Award
Master of Science in Operations Research
Department of Operational Sciences
Eric L. Brooks, PhD
Wind tunnels are used to test scale-model air frames in order to collect aerodynamic data. The Subsonic Aerodynamic Research Laboratory (SARL) Wind Tunnel is a low speed wind tunnel located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The SARL Wind Tunnel team approached AFIT for assistance in creating statistically defensible models for the conditions inside the wind tunnel. During a wind tunnel test, pressure sensors cannot be placed at the test model. Instead, pressure is measured by a pitot probe permanently mounted in the corner of the test chamber. The pressure at the model location is predicted from the measurements taken by this pitot probe.
DTIC Accession Number
Roche, Timothy A., "Statistically Defensible Wind Tunnel Models" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5063.