Building Manometer for Airfoil Pressure Readings

Building Manometer for Airfoil Pressure Readings

Building Manometer for Airfoil Pressure Readings

Building Manometer for Airfoil Pressure Readings

Designing, building, and tesing rig for airfoils

Designing, building, and tesing rig for airfoils

Designing, building, and tesing rig for airfoils

Designing, building, and tesing rig for airfoils

Client

Client

The Cooper Union ME360

The Cooper Union ME360

My Role

My Role

Manufacutring Lead

Manufacutring Lead

Year

Year

2022

2022

Services

Skills

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Objective

Experimental Investigation of Pressure Analysis on NACA 2418 Airfoil Across Varying Angles of Attack

This project aimed to experimentally determine the pressure distributions over the NACA 2418 which is a low-camber airfoil. A test airfoil was designed to have six pressure taps on the top surface that are collinear with six pressure taps on the bottom surface. Measurements were taken in the AEROLAB Educational Wind Tunnel set to 40 miles per hour with the airfoil angled at 0°-12°. A custom manometer setup was manufactured to measure the pressure at three points on the airfoil. Increasing the angle of attack resulted in increased pressure differentials between the top and bottom surfaces. The lift force was determined from the observed pressure differentials. Increasing the angle of attack increased the pressure differentials and the lift force.

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