Naval Aerodynamics Test Facility (NATF)

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The NATF specializes in Aerodynamics testing of scaled and fullsized Naval models, research into flow physics found on US Navy planes and ships, aerosol testing and methodology development of cloth material, validation testing for computational fluid dynamic predictions, verification of ship anemometer acceptance range on US Navy ships and Aerodynamic and wind tunnel testing consultation.

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  • 4ft X 4ft Subsonic, closed section, open return wind tunnel
    1. Double-sided gull wing doors for T.S. access
    2. Optical, crown float glass: ceiling and both sides
    3. "False" solid wall for side mounted probes or models
    4. 0.6% turbulence, uniform within 1%, +0.1° cross flow angularity in yaw
  • Unsteady pressure system
  • ESP System
  • 3-Component external balance
  • Number of 6-component sting balances
  • PIV system
  • LDV system
  • Thermal anemometry system
  • Particle dissemination system for aerosol testing
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