Wake Related Wind Tunnel Corrections for Closed Wall Test Sections
In closed wall test sections the total correction to the measured drag usually consists of several parts: solid blockage corrections related to the displacement of the model, horizontal buoyancy corrections due to empty tunnel gradients and the wake blockage corrections, which are necessary to handle effects created by the displacement effect of the wake. The latter will be investigated in more detail in the paper. The wake blockage correction usually consists of two parts: a correction to the measured dynamic pressure (q-correction) and a gradient correction, the so-called wake induced drag increment. Both corrections are directly dependent on the source strength which is equivalent to the displacement effect of the wake. Therefore the displacement of the wake is analyzed in more detail.