Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
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Wind tunnel T-101

Basic parameters

Flow velocity 5-52 m/s
Reynolds number per 1 m up to 3.6*106
Total pressure atmospheric
Dynamic pressure up to 1.7 kPa
Stagnation temperature environmental
Angle of attack(α) ±20°
Side slip angle(β) ±180°
Test section dimensions:
Cross section area (elliptical) 24x14 m
Test section length 24 m
Test object dimensions:
Wing span up to 18 m
Fuselage length up to 30 m
Fuselage length up to 35 m2

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General description

T-101 is a subsonic continuous-operation, closed-layout wind tunnel with two reverse channels and an open test section. Two fans of total power 30 MW generate the flow. The wind tunnel is equipped with a six-component electric-mechanical balance and a system for test object remote control. Computerized measurement-and-control complex enables data registration, acquisition, and processing.

The following types of tests can be carried out in T-101:

  • determination of aerodynamic characteristics either of full-scale flight vehicles (aircraft, helicopters, etc.) or of their large-scale models;
  • determination of aerodynamic loads on control surfaces with the help of in-model strain-gauge balance;
  • determination of pressure distribution along the surface of flight vehicle or its model with the help of electronic modules (up to 1300 points);
  • investigations of icing influence on the aerodynamic characteristics of flight vehicle and its elements (wing, empennage, etc.) and on the controls efficiency;
  • investigations of the characteristics of parachutes, gliders and delta wings;
  • investigations of industrial objects under exposure to the wind;
  • physical investigations of flight vehicles and other objects or their models at high Reynolds number.


Capabilities

  • Testing of objects and their models at high Reynolds number;
  • Testing of aircraft, helicopters and their models with actual or simulated engine operations.

Technological advantages

  • Testing of objects and their models at high Reynolds number;
  • Testing of aircraft, helicopters and their models with actual or simulated engine operations.

Practical application

During 70 years in T-101 scaled models of aircraft and helicopters, many types of aerospace vehicles and different industrial objects have been tested.