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International Journal of Instrumentation Control and Automation

Abstract

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers. This experimentation involves calculation of flow and Convective heat transfer characteristics of an airfoil. Firstly we are placing the airfoil in the wind tunnel having pressure distribution measurement equipment. There we are placing Digital 2 –component force measuring Transducer by which we are getting the lift and drag values acting on the airfoil .so from the above information we are going to calculate the coefficient of drag so that we can know design considerations so as to reduce the drag and lift force acting on the airfoil shaped bodies. Another parameter we are analyzing here is the temperature distribution at various points which requires an airfoil drilled at different points and counter sunken with respective screws for thermocouples insertion. Thermocouples are used to measure the reading of the temperature distribution at given points .Initially the reading is taken without any heat input to the airfoil specimen, after giving the heat energy externally we are going to determine the value of convective heat transfer from the airfoil element to the surroundings. So according to this we are going to temperature distribution of the airfoil.

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