28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.4.2
BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION DETECTION USING TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE PAINT IN THE ARA TRANSONIC WIND TUNNEL
N. Stokes, S. Patel, M. Hahn
Aircraft Research Association Ltd., UK
Keywords: boundary layer transition, tsp, transonic wind tunnel
A test campaign using the ARA Civil Reference Model in the ARA 2.74m x 2.44m Transonic Wind Tunnel (TWT) has been undertaken to investigate boundary layer transition detection using Temperature Sensitive Paint (TSP). The purpose of the test was to prove and further develop the processes and techniques for boundary layer transition detection with TSP within the ARA TWT.
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