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Thursday, 13. December 2018
 

Crosswind Simulation Facility (SWG)

The Crosswind Simulation Facility (SWG) of the DLR Göttingen is a closed-circuit low-speed wind tunnel with a maximum flow velocity of 65 m/s.

Key technical parameters

Test section

2.4 m x 1.6 m x 9 m (W x H x L)

Fan power

0.5 MW

Contraction

3.14

Stat. pressure

atmospheric

Dyn. pressure

(max)

2550 Pa

Mach -no.

(max at 293.15 K)

0.189

Reynolds -no.

(max at 293.15 K, lref = 1 m)

4.26 x 106

The test section is subdivided into four different segments with optical access from both sides enabling the application of optical measurement techniques. The second segment is equipped with a splitter plate installed on a turntable for investigations of cross wind effects on ground-vehicle aerodynamics.

 

ICE 3 model on splitter plate in the SWG

Please fill out the following "Request for use of the crosswind simulation test facility". Leave fields blank which you cannot answer. Fields with bold print must be filled out. If you have any questions, you may contact the facility coordinator Annika Köhne (phone:  +49(0)551 709-2464).

Contact:

Dr. Uwe Fey
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Department Ground Vehicles
Göttingen
Phone: +49 551 709-2490

 
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, SCART
Bunsenstraße 10, 37075 Göttingen, Germany