AF1300A - Experiment


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A cylinder model with a single pressure tapping point for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

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A cylinder model that spans the full width of the working section of the Subsonic Wind Tunnel (AF1300). A holder (included with the wind tunnel) supports the model in the tunnel. Also, the optional Three-Component Balance (AF1300T, available separately) or the Single-Component Lift and Drag Balance (AF1300S, available separately) will support the model.

The model includes a single pressure tapping so, by rotating the model, students can find the pressure distribution around the cylinder. TecQuipment offers several suitable pressure-measuring instruments (available separately). Using a Pitot tube, students can traverse the model wake to find the downstream pressure distribution and find the drag on the model. They can compare this to direct measurements, obtained using a balance.

TecQuipment’s Smoke Generator (AF1300Y, not included) increases the educational value of the experiments by showing the flow of air around the model.

View the AF1300 experiment flyer here.

Case Study
Texas A&M University Zachry Engineering Education Complex

Recently one of the USA’s largest engineering schools, Texas A&M University, invested in a new engineering education complex that would revolutionise the way they teach their 20,000 engineering students. One element of this new complex was a new model for laboratories that would allow them to fully utilise equipment and space by creating “common labs”, shared facilities within Zachry Engineering Education Complex completed in 2018. The new building was only part of the story; they invested heavily in new teaching equipment to be housed in this facility, including a vast range of practical engineering teaching products from TecQuipment.

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VDAS AF1300S - Package

An open circuit suction subsonic wind tunnel with a working section of 300 mm by 300 mm and 600 mm long.

AF1300T - Ancillary

Supports wind tunnel models in the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel and measures their lift, drag and pitching moment.

AF12 - Experiment

Allows students to investigate the direct and indirect measurement of drag on various shapes and to calculate and analyse the drag coefficient by different methods.

AFA4 - Ancillary

Compact instrument that fixes to the Three Component Balance (AF1300T). It measures the angle positions of models mounted in the balance and feeds the information directly to the Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®).

AFA5 - Ancillary

Digital differential pressure measurement and display unit for use with TecQuipment’s Subsonic Wind Tunnel (AF1300).

AFA7 - Ancillary

A traversing Pitot-static tube with electronic position measurement for use with TecQuipment’s Subsonic Wind Tunnels (AF1300, AF1450, AF1600).


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