Wind tunnel spacers ‘under pressure’

Roger Johnson, an instrument technician in the Technology & Analysis Branch, installs strain gauge instrumentation and wireless telemetry transmitters in new carbon composite rotor blade spacers, produced by Matrix Composites, Inc., for a spin test at Wright Patterson Air Force base. The blade spacers provide equal spacing and stabilization for the nearly 6-foot blades in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16-foot Transonic test facility C-1 compressor. The spin test will analyze what type of stresses and loads the spacers can withstand. The spacers will be installed in the C-1 compressor for further loads and temperature data acquisition and analysis. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend)

PHOTO BY: Rick Goodfriend
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