A Tunnel which is used to test the effects that moving air has on racing cars. Air is forced through the tunnel at different speeds, the effects are measured by special wind gauges and electronic devices.
Tubular structure or passages in which high-speed movements of air or other gases are produced. Objects such as engines, aircraft, airfoils and rockets are placed inside the wind tunnel so researchers can investigate the airflow around them and the aerodynamic forces acting upon them.
A tubelike structure or passage, sometimes continuous, together with its adjuncts, in which a high-speed movement of air or other gas is produced, as by a fan, and within which objects such as engines or aircraft, airfoils, rockets (or models of these objects), etc., are placed to investigate the airflow about them and the aerodynamic forces acting upon them. Tunnels are designated by the means used to produce the gas flow, as hot shot tunnel, arc tunnel, blow down tunnel; by the speed range, as supersonic tunnel, hypersonic tunnel; or by the medium used, as plasma tunnel, light gas tunnel.
A structure used by race teams to determine the aerodynamic efficiency of their vehicles, consisting of a platform on which the vehicle is fixed and a giant fan to create wind currents. Telemetry devices determine the airflow over the vehicle and its coefficient of drag and downforce.
A structure used by race teams to determine the aerodynamic efficiency of their cars. It consists of a platform on which the car is fixed, with a giant fan to create wind currents. It contains electronic equipment to determine how the airflow over the car has an affect on drag and downforce.
A wind tunnel is a tube or cylinder in which a model of an airplane or part of an airplane is placed. Air is blown past the model so that it experiences the same forces as it would if it were actually flying. The struts that hold the model in place measure these forces.
Highly sophisticated and costly infrastructure that simulates track testing. The one big difference is that the air is flowing over the car, or a scale model, while the model remains on its place, mostly kept there with bars connecting the wheels with the tunnel sides. Windtunnel functionality