The lecture programme for the Bedford Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society has been announced for the 2018-19 period. Lectures are held in the ARA Sports & Social Club and cost £2 for non-members or free to members.
The latest edition of the ARA Newsletter has been released and is available from the following link, where you can also choose to subscribe to future issues. This issue highlights recent developments in Optical Measurement Systems at ARA.
During recent tests in the Transonic Wind Tunnel (TWT) employing ARA’s unique Gust Rig, a novel measurement technique was developed to accurately capture the high speed deformation of the wing structure due to the rapidly varying aerodynamic loads.
This system extends the existing Model Deformation Measurement (MDM) capability provided by LaVision GmbH to incorporate the use of two Vision Research Inc. Phantom v1610 high speed cameras.