Boundary Interference of High Blockage Models in Open Jet Test Sections 2008-01-1201
The boundary interference of high blockage models inside open jet test section is studied in three phases. First, a wind tunnel test was performed using a high blockage automotive model inside the 1/15th scale Langley Full Scale Wind tunnel. Second, a CFD simulation was done using CFL3D code (developed by NASA Langley Research Center). Finally, a panel method was used to assess the boundary interference and to study the effect of the collector. The objective of the study is to highlight the challenges in assessing the boundary interference for high blockage models. A secondary object is to present a model to integrate all the available information from the wind tunnel test and the CFD simulation to solve the problem using a panel method.