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The 21st Century Renaissance of the Transonic Wind Tunnel

Greenwell, Doug

Received wisdom is that in this age of digital engineering, wind tunnels are in decline. The imminent demise of the wind tunnel has been eagerly anticipated for over 50 years now ... and yet they have stubbornly refused to die. Indeed, the last 10 years have seen high-speed wind tunnels stage a remarkable comeback; new tunnels are being built, existing tunnels are being upgraded, and mothballed tunnels are being reactivated. This presentation has a focus on industrial-scale transonic wind tunnels, reviews the historical development of these facilities and then looks at their current and near-future status.

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