Test rig dedicated for hardware used in wind tunnels

Aleksandra Ordon

a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:33:"Military University of Technology";}

Paulina Kurnyta-Mazurek


The paper present the results of work on measurement system dedicated to hardware used during wind tunnel tests, especially to servomechanisms. These devices could be applied to set specific position of control surface. Proposed system would ensure continuous monitoring of servo-rotor position and servo-motor temperature and would avoid uncontrolled change of control surface position.

The application designed to monitor the operating status of the servomechanism was prepared in the LabVIEW software and was implemented on the myRIO platform. Developed test rig allow to register time histories of servo-rotor position and temperature during test for different values of applied load. In the paper, studies plan were also presented.

Experimental studies show that before wind tunnel tests, selected servomechanism should be tested in terms of maintaining the parameters declared by the manufacturer, especially during continuous operation. Developed measurement system can be used during wind tunnel tests, as well as only for servo-mechanism parameter testing.


wind tunnel measurement, servo-mechanism, LabVIEW software, myRIO controller

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Ordon, A., & Kurnyta-Mazurek, P. (2021). Test rig dedicated for hardware used in wind tunnels. Technical Sciences, 24(1), 351–365. https://doi.org/10.31648/ts.7128

Aleksandra Ordon 
a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:33:"Military University of Technology";}
Paulina Kurnyta-Mazurek 


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