altitude wind tunnel

altitude wind tunnel

[′al′tə‚tüd ′wind ‚tən·əl]
(aerospace engineering)
A wind tunnel in which the air pressure, temperature, and humidity can be varied to simulate conditions at different altitudes.

altitude wind tunnel

A wind tunnel in which the air pressure, temperature, and humidity can be varied to simulate conditions at different altitudes. In an altitude wind tunnel for testing engines, provision is made for exchanging fresh air for exhaust-laden air during operation.
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On the surface, Revolutionary Atmosphere is the history of the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT), built during World War II as the centerpiece of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' (NACA) new Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory (later the Lewis Research Center and currently the Glenn Research Center), and then modified as a space vacuum chamber to test components for the US space program.