Aerodynamic Research Center of
National Aviation University of Ukraine



Technical Guide to the TAD-2 Wind Tunnel

This document describes the technical aspects and experimental capabilities of the TAD-2 wind tunnel. We will gladly handle any further questions or requests for more information concerning TAD-2 wind tunnel testing (

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. TAD-2 Wind Tunnel
    • Location
    • General Description
    • Control Room
    • Workshop
  3. Types of Wind Tunnel Tests
    • Six Component Force Testing
    • Quasi-static Modeling of Object Separation
    • Dynamically Similar Models Testing
    • Wind Power Units Testing
    • Static Pressure Distribution Testing
    • Full-Scale Power Plants Testing for Ultra-Light Airplanes
    • Icing Conditions Modeling
    • Heavy Rain Conditions Modeling
    • Visibility Investigation Through Windshields in Precipitation Conditions and Means for it's Improvement
    • Hinge Moments Measuring
    • Certification of Anemometers and Wind Direction Meters
    • The investigation of pressure distribution and flow field round the building models
  4. Test Section
    • Dimensions
    • Construction
    • Test Conditions
  5. Instrumentation
    • Six Component Strain Balance
    • Dynamic Pressure Transducer
    • Angle-of-Attack Transducer
  6. Requirements to Models
    • Model Mounting on Six Component Strain Balance
    • Model Strength
    • Additional Requirements and Recommendations
  7. Model Support Effects
  8. Data Acquisition and Processing System
    • Basic System
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Real Time Data Processing
    • Hardware Calibration
    • Basic System Extension
    • Hardware
    • Software
  9. Test Results Representation
    • Test Protocols
    • Data Plotting
    • Technical Report
    • Storage Media

1. Introduction

The open-return type two-phase low-speed TAD-2 wind tunnel of National Aviation University is the largest in Ukraine. It is used for investigations of aerodynamic and dynamic characteristics of aerospace and industrial objects on the demand of the government, companies, and individuals.

Main Page Next