The General Motors Engineering Staff Aerodynamics Laboratory - A Full-Scale Automotive Wind Tunnel 820371
A new full-scale automotive aerodynamics wind tunnel has been constructed and placed in operation at the General Motors Technical Center. Tunnel performance and flow quality specifications have been met through appropriate choices of design criteria, construction techniques, and inspection procedures. Test section size, two balances, and a boundary layer suction system provide a broad range of full-size and reduced-scale model test capability. Test support, operational and engineering environments, and equipment have been specifically tailored for automotive aerodynamics requirements.
Citation: Kelly, K., Provencher, L., and Schenkel, F., "The General Motors Engineering Staff Aerodynamics Laboratory - A Full-Scale Automotive Wind Tunnel," SAE Technical Paper 820371, 1982, https://doi.org/10.4271/820371. Download Citation
K. B. Kelly, L. G. Provencher, F. K. Schenkel
General Motors Engineering Staff
SAE International Congress and Exposition
Automotive Wind Tunnel Design, Test Results and Correlations-SP-0515, SAE 1982 Transactions-V91-A