Water Tunnel Model 1520
Rolling Hills Research Corporation Eidetics® Flow Visualization Water Tunnel Model 1520 is a closed circuit system
suitable for studying a wide range of aerodynamic and fluid dynamic phenomena.
RHRC water tunnels have been produced since 1985, providing
many satisfied customers with excellent research
facilities. Similar in all aspects to the larger Model 2436,
the key features of this tunnel are size and the optional kit form. Model 1520
shares the same high flow quality and horizontal orientation as Model 2436. The
horizontal configuration facilitates model access and provides for visualization
of the flow axially from the downstream transverse window. The extensive flow
conditioning section has been recently redesigned to allow air
bubbles to be
easily cleared so the flow characteristics in the test section are excellent
with minimal effort. This tunnel is also
operated as a continuous flow channel and the entire circuit is constructed of
non-corrosive materials supported by a smaller painted structural steel
framework. The primary components, interior and exterior surfaces are all
constructed in the same manner as Model 2436.
15 inch wide by 20 inch high by 60 inch long test section is also surrounded on
two sides and the bottom by tempered glass to allow simultaneous viewing. Glass
is vastly superior to plastic, such as Plexiglas, for photography and laser
viewing is provided by the downstream window. The tunnel centerline is also
located approximately at eye level to facilitate testing. The open area beneath
the test section provides ample room for photographic or video recording
equipment, including light fixtures.
in a kit form, Model 1520 is a cost effective alternative to the Model 2436.
Combined with the model support
system and the 5 component balance system, this
water tunnel can be a unique and valuable tool used for the study of aerodynamic
and fluid dynamic phenomena. Perhaps the most valuable feature is the ability to
simultaneously measure forces and observe the flow
a descriptive brochure for the Model 1520 .
RHRC can also produce custom water tunnels to meet your specifications
For pricing information, email
or call (310)
640-8781 ext. 22.