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Old 08-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A2 Wind Tunnel

Nice tunnel with a great crew. In the picture below is Dave Salazar the General Manager. He is an Aero Engineer and he has forgotten more than I will ever know. They have two tunnels there, the smaller A2 tunnel (which I could afford) and a much larger tunnel NASCAR uses adjacent to it which gets pricy quick.

One problem with wind tunnel testing a large vehicle in a wind tunnel with a small cross section, is that the final Cd number may be skewed due to the compression of the air between the walls of the constricted test chamber and the large frontal area of a vehicle like a full size truck. Best to test a small car in the A2.

It is fun to watch the smoke though!

Bondo
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