Water Tunnel Model 2436
Rolling Hills Research Corporation Eidetics® Flow Visualization Water Tunnel Model 2436 is a closed system facility
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. The key features of the tunnel are high flow quality and horizontal orientation.
The horizontal configuration facilitates model access, enables models to be
readily changed without draining water from the tunnel, and provides for
visualization of the flow axially from the downstream transverse window. The
tunnel is operated as a continuous flow channel, negating the need for a sealed
cover and providing model access while the tunnel is running. 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. The entire circuit
is constructed of non-corrosive materials supported by a painted structural
steel framework. The primary components are constructed of reinforced
polyurethane resin impregnated fiberglass. The interior surfaces are formed
against a high gloss mold surface for an exceptionally smooth surface. A special
process is used to prevent osmotic pressure from causing bubbling of the surface
over time. The
exterior surfaces are composed of colored gel coat epoxy resin sprayed over
chopped fiberglass and requires no painting.
24 inch wide by 36 inch high by 72 inch long test section is 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 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.
with the model support system and
the 5 component balance system, the water tunnel is 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 2436.
RHRC can also produce custom water tunnels to meet your specifications
The Model 2436 is
now available in kit form for additional savings. For pricing information, email:
or call (310)
640-8781 ext. 22.