VDAS AF1300 - Base Unit

SUBSONIC WIND TUNNEL 305 mm

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An open circuit suction subsonic wind tunnel with a working section of 305 mm by 305 mm and 600 mm long.

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SUBSONIC WIND TUNNEL 305 mm

A compact, practical open-circuit suction wind tunnel for studying aerodynamics. The wind tunnel saves time and money compared with full-scale wind tunnels or airborne laboratories, and it offers a wide variety of experiments.

The wind tunnel gives accurate results and is suitable for undergraduate study and research projects. TecQuipment offers a comprehensive range of optional models and instrumentation, including a computer-based data acquisition system.

Air enters the tunnel through an aerodynamically designed eff user (cone) that accelerates the air linearly. It then enters the working section and passes through a grill before moving through a diff user and then to a variable speed axial fan. The grill protects the fan from damage by loose objects. The air leaves the fan, passes through a silencer unit and then back out to atmosphere.

A separate control and instrumentation unit controls the speed of the axial fan (and the air velocity in the working section). The control and instrumentation unit also includes manometers and electrical outlets to supply electrical power to other optional instruments.

The working section of the tunnel is a square section with a clear roof, sides and floor. The sides are removable. The floor and each side panel has a special position to support the optional wind tunnel models. Supplied with the wind tunnel are a protractor and a model holder to support and accurately adjust the angle of any models fitted.

A Pitot-static tube and a traversing Pitot tube fit on the working section, upstream and downstream of any models. They connect to the manometers of the instrumentation unit (or other optional instruments) to show pressure.

A metal frame supports the wind tunnel. The frame includes lockable castors for convenient mobility.

Electronic sensors on the optional wind tunnel instrumentation can connect to TecQuipment’s Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®, not included). VDAS® allows accurate real-time data capture, monitoring, display, calculation and charting of all relevant parameters on a suitable computer (computer not included).

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CASE STUDY
Milton Keynes College Takes Off with TecQuipment AF1300 Wind Tunnel

The electronic and aeronautical test facility at Milton Keynes College, UK recently purchased an AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel for the teaching of the Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering BTEC Diploma students, which is used on a regular basis as part of the course.

Read the full case study here.

SUBSONIC WIND TUNNEL 305 mm
SUPPORTING PRODUCTS
AF1300A - Experiment

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

AF1300B - Experiment

A 150 mm chord 300 mm span NACA0012 aerofoil with pressure tappings for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300C - Experiment

A 150 mm chord NACA2412 unsymmetrical section aerofoil with 300 mm span and adjustable flap for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300D - Experiment

A set of two aerofoils both of NACA0012 profile and 150 mm chord for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300J - Experiment

Five drag investigation models for use with the TecQuipment AF1300 wind tunnel - a streamlined shape, a sphere, hemisphere, "dimpled" sphere, and a flat plate. All the models have a 50mm frontal area for easy comparison

AF1300E - Experiment

A 100 mm diameter flat plate for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300F - Experiment

A flat boundary layer model to illustrate the phenomena of boundary layer development and separation. For use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300L - Experiment

An S1210 profile aerofoil of 150 mm chord for use with the AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300G - Experiment

A model aircraft with low wing configuration for use in TecQuipment's AF1300 Wind Tunnel.

AF1300H - Experiment

A model aircraft with high wing configuration for use in TecQuipment's AF1300 Wind Tunnel.

AFA1 - Ancillary

A tilting 36-tube manometer for use with the AF1300, AF1450 and AF1600 Subsonic Wind Tunnels, other TecQuipment products, or as a general purpose instrument.

AF1300Z - Ancillary

A two-component balance to measure the lift and drag forces on models mounted in an AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

AF1300T - Ancillary

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

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).

AFA6 - Ancillary

The 32-Way Pressure Display Unit displays up to 32 different pressures from models Pitot-static tubes and other measuring instruments fitted to a wind tunnel.

AFA7 - Ancillary

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

AFA10 - Ancillary

This smoke generator and probe is an optional ancillary to TecQuipment's AF1300 Subsonic Wind Tunnel to allow the observation of airflow in subsonic wind tunnels and other airflow situations.

VDAS-F (mkII) - Ancillary

A frame mounting versatile data acquisition system (VDAS) to allow computer-based data capture for a wide range of TecQuipment products.

AF1125 - Package

Open-circuit, bench top subsonic wind tunnel for a wide range of investigations into aerodynamics. Included with the Wind Tunnel are 3 sets of different models and the Basic Lift and Drag Balance.

VDAS AF1300S - Package

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

VDAS AF1450S - Package

An open circuit suction subsonic wind tunnel with a working section of 450 mm by 450 mm and 1000 mm long. Package includes the Aerofoil with Tappings, a Three-Component Balance, two Differential Pressure Transducers, a 32-Way Pressure Display Unit and data acquisition (VDAS-F).

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