The Pitot-Static Traverse is an ancillary to TecQuipment’s modular Subsonic Wind Tunnels (AF1300, AF1450, AF1600).
It is a Pitot-static tube that mounts in the working section of the wind tunnel, either upstream or downstream of the position of the test model. This allows students to do wake traverses, downstream of a model. The vertical position of the tube, which is adjustable, is displayed on a digital indicator.
The digital indicator position can be set to zero in any position. This allows the datum or starting point of an experiment to be defined by the user.
To display differential pressure, the Pitot-static tube connects to a manometer. Alternatively, pressures can be measured using one or more of the following optional TecQuipment instruments:
• Differential Pressure Transducer module (AFA5)
• Dual Digital Pressure Display module (DP6)
• 32-Way Pressure Display module (AFA6)
The pressure signals from the Pitot-Static Traverse may be output to TecQuipment’s optional Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®) to allow computer-based data acquisition and display. Using VDAS® enables accurate real-time data capture, monitoring, display, calculation and charting of all relevant parameters on a suitable computer (not included). For pressure measurement VDAS® will require the optional AFA5, DP6 or AFA6.
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