Subsonic Aerodynamic Research Laboratory (SARL)

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

Description: The SARL is a unique high contraction, open circuit subsonic wind tunnel providing a test velocity up to 436 mph (0.5 Mach number) and a high quality, low turbulent tunnel flow suitable for aircraft design, system integration, flow visualization and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) validation studies. The test section is 10 feet high by 7 feet wide by 15 feet long with flat cut-outs in the corners to give it an octagonal-shaped cross-section for superior test section flow characteristics and a size big enough to test large scale models. Despite its large size, the SARL is operated by only two people providing AFRL with an efficient, low-cost aerodynamic test capability that is competitive with any other research facility in the U.S.Capabilities: Test Conditions: Mach Number: 0.2 - 0.5 Dynamic Pressure up to 450 psf Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure Test Capabilities: Sting or pedestal mounting, internal balances Angle-of-Attack Range (-5 o [HTML_REMOVED] a [HTML_REMOVED] 45o ) Roll Capability (+/- 185o ) Secondary Air / Vacuum System TestSlate Data Acquisition System Flow Diagnostics : Pressure Sensitive Paint, Oil Flows, Laser Light Sheet, Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV)Examples of Current/Past Programs: Configuration and Component Research, Airframe / Propulsion [HTML_REMOVED] Weapons Integration, Test Technique Development

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
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