Wind Tunnel Balance & Model Positioning Rig
Wind Tunnel Balance & Model Positioning Rig
Aerodynamics Laboratory of Department Aerospace Engineering has Wind and Water Tunnels to support a variety of studies. Force tests that form an essential part of Rapid Concept Evaluation were not possible due to lack of a balance. CASDE has now supported setting up this facility.

Six Component Strain Gage Balance


Specifications:

  1. Axial Force (X direction): 25 N (~2.5 kg)
  2. Normal Force (Z direction): 100 N (~10 kg)
  3. Side Force (Y direction): 50 N (~5 kg)
  4. Moment about Y-axis: 5 Nm (~50 kg.cm)
  5. Yawing Moment about Z-axis: 3 Nm (~30 kg.cm)
  6. Rolling Moment about X-axis: 4 Nm (~40 kg.cm)

  7. Dimensions: 20 mm outer diameter and 200 mm length
  8. Material: Stainless Steel (17-4-PH)


Model Positioning Rig

Manually operated sector
Pitch angle = - 4 to +45 degrees, Yaw angle = -10 to +10 degrees
Supplier - Aerobalance Associates, Bangalore.