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Wind Tunnel Testing


Wind tunnels are used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects called models. A model is mounted on a fixed tri-axial sensor that provides a measure of the pressure exerted on the test object.

How it works :

  1. Researchers use wind tunnels to learn more about the relationship between airflow and an object. Precision measuring instruments are needed to record these results. 
  2. The MTA400 series 3-axis force transducer is used on this test bed to quantify the force experienced on 3 axes X, Y, and Z by an aircraft model in the wind tunnel. 
  3. These measured forces can then be sent to a PC using our USB solution.
  4. Once sent to a PC, the data can then be collected using the SENSIT Test and Measurement data acquisition software. SENSIT can monitor up to 16 measurement channels.