Flight Dynamics Research Facility Structural Design

  • 2016

Flight Dynamics Research Facility Structural Design

Author:
Myron Majors
Abstract:

This project designs elements of the structure for the Flight Dynamics Research Facility at NASA Langley Research Center. The primary objective is to present a preliminary structural design to support a new high velocity wind tunnel. The new building will be sized based on the commercially available tunnel selected. The scope of work for this project will include structural engineering and project management and for the proposed Flight Dynamics Research Facility. Structural design and analysis will support replacement of a 20-foot vertical spin tunnel and a 12-foot low speed tunnel with a single new tunnel with significantly higher flow velocity and flow quality.