Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Wind Tunnel Data System
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis uses its Wind Tunnel Data System (WTDS) to gather, manage, analyze, and display wind tunnel testing results. Volumes of wind tunnel data may be displayed and analyzed quickly resulting in time and cost reductions. Test data is analyzed on-site prior to the next run of a wind tunnel test. The WTDS is used as a tool to diagnose suspected data problems. Run-to-run and test-to-test comparisons of test variables are provided. Report quality plots are generated. In-line users include laboratory test engineers, aircraft project engineers, data acquisition engineers, and wind tunnel operators. MDA-St. Louis’ wind tunnel facilities (polysonic, low and mini-speed, mass flow calibration, and nozzle thrust test stand) are on-line to the WTDS.
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