Advanced Measurement Techniques

ARA utilises several different types of optical systems for visualisation and measurement of aerodynamic phenomena within its facilities. Many of these have been customised to suit the particular challenges of capturing data within an industrial wind tunnel.

These techniques include the following:

The following video of the upcoming SUBLIME project, highlights how optical systems complement traditional wind-tunnel and theoretical methods to build a more complete data set for advanced test concepts.

As these are developed into production systems ARA makes them available to other companies for use in their facilities, offering the full design, sales, installation and support services for these systems.

Please follow these links to project case studies:

ANACO – Advanced Nacelle Aerodynamic Optimisation

TRUflow – Thrust Reverser Unit Flow Visualisation

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Aircraft Research Association Limited

Manton Lane, Bedford, England MK41 7PF

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