17352 - Laboratory of Experimental Aerodynamics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should understand the basic aspects of the experimental aerodynamics and should be able to perform by himself experimental studies by means of the standard experimental equipment normally available in applied aerodynamic laboratories.

Course contents

1. Introduction. The measurement chain. Sensors. Transducers. Data acquisition and data processing systems

2. Pressure sensors. Pressure and Velocity measurements by means of pressure sensors.

3. Thermal sensors. Velocity measurements by means of hot-wire anemometry

4. Concepts on wind tunnels

5. The data acquisition system.

6. The software platform LabView

7. Description of the experiment in the laboratory

8. Report and data presentation. How to write a technical report.


Measurements in Fluid Mechanics – S. Tavoularis – Cambridge University Press – ISBN 0070697124

Aerodinamica Sperimentale – Lecture notes

Teaching methods

Lezioni ed esercitazioni frontali tenute dal docente. Al termine delle lezioni frontali gli studenti, in gruppi di 4-5 unità, effettueranno un esperimento nel laboratorio di aerodinamica. Due to temporary unavailability of the laboratory, the experience will be carried out with the aid of recordings. I dati acquisiti dovranno essere elaborati e saranno oggetto di una relazione tecnica.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods is based on a periodic check of the activity carried out by the student and on a final discussion on the written report and the results obtained.

Teaching tools

Power point projections, the computer lab for the presentation and the forst approach to Labview, video recordings regarding the experience in the laboratory.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Talamelli