Design, modelling and analysis of a six component force balance for hypervelocity wind tunnel testing

Smith, AL, Mee, DJ, Daniel, WJT and Shimoda, T (2001) Design, modelling and analysis of a six component force balance for hypervelocity wind tunnel testing. Computers & Structures, 79 11: 1077-1088. doi:10.1016/S0045-7949(01)00005-0


Author Smith, AL
Mee, DJ
Daniel, WJT
Shimoda, T
Title Design, modelling and analysis of a six component force balance for hypervelocity wind tunnel testing
Journal name Computers & Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-7949
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0045-7949(01)00005-0
Volume 79
Issue 11
Start page 1077
End page 1088
Total pages 12
Editor K.J. Bathe
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
230113 Dynamical Systems
690302 Space transport
Abstract A combination of modelling and analysis techniques was used to design a six component force balance. The balance was designed specifically for the measurement of impulsive aerodynamic forces and moments characteristic of hypervelocity shock tunnel testing using the stress wave force measurement technique. Aerodynamic modelling was used to estimate the magnitude and distribution of forces and finite element modelling to determine the mechanical response of proposed balance designs. Simulation of balance performance was based on aerodynamic loads and mechanical responses using convolution techniques. Deconvolution was then used to assess balance performance and to guide further design modifications leading to the final balance design. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
Engineering, Civil
Force Balance Design
Force Measurement
Finite Element Modelling
Deconvolution
Shock Tunnel
Hypersonic
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
 
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