• Application 705

    Wind Tunnel Testing

    Application Summary

    Wind tunnels are used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects referred to as models. A model is mounted onto a stationary tri-axial sensor which provides measurement of the pressure placed on the object at test.


    Products in Use

    Tri-Axial Load Cell (MTA400) paired with Instrumentation (IAA Series Amplifier & USB Solutions).

    Multi-Axis Sensor - Wind Tunnel Testing
    How it Works
    1. Researchers use wind tunnels to learn more about the relationship between airflow and an object. Precise measurement modules are needed to accurately record findings.
    2. The MTA400 is fixed on a test stand to quantify the force placed on a model. The model is then fastened onto the Tri-Axial Load Cell which will record precise pressure measurement in response to the conditions of the wind tunnel.
    3. These force measures can be streamed to a PC utilizing FUTEK's USB Solutions.
    4. Once streamed to a PC, that data can then be monitored by FUTEK's SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software. SENSIT can monitor up to 16 channels of measurement readings, as well as live graph and data log.
    Multi-Axis Sensor - MTA400 - Tri-Axial Load Cell
    Tri-Axial Load Cell
    Multi-Axis Sensor - IAA Series - Analog Amplifier
    Analog Amplifier
    Multi-Axis Sensor - USB SOLUTIONS - Amplified Input USB Output Module
    Amplified Input USB Output Module
    Multi-Axis Sensor - SOFTWARE - SENSITâ„¢ Test and Measurement
    SENSIT™ Test and Measurement