The UC Davis Aeronautical Wind Tunnel has been used for a variety of studies including:
- Aerodynamic performance of a low Reynolds number, multi-element airfoil
- An analysis of an airfoil designed for use in the SAE Aero Design Competition.
- Fluorescent oil film method of boundary layer visualization
- Experimentation with a fast, inexpensive method of boundary layer transistion visualization. For more information, contact E. Gallagher, S. Shaw, and H. Shiu.
- Aerodynamic performance of a gurney flap
- An analysis of the effectiveness of a gurney flap as a high-lift device. For more information, contact D. Chao, J. Paris, and J. Wolf.
- Active Load Control and Lift Enhancement Using MEM Translational Tabs
- Experimental study of the effect of micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) translational tabs for
enhancing and controlling aerodynamic loading of lifting surfaces. For more information contact D. Yen.
- Turbulence level determination through the use of turbulence spheres
- A study to determine the turbulence level in the UC Davis AWT using turbulence spheres. For more information, contact J. Phoreman, S. Saephan, and J. Vander Kam
- Also see the current projects being conducted by the
Aeronautical Design Group for addtional information on the tunnel usage.