This wind tunnel complex was developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA's predecessor) to serve the emerging need for supersonic research and development following World War II. The three-testing-section configuration covers Mach number .03-3.5 and utilizes a single common drive and two compressors.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1956NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldState: CAZip: 94035Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/research-and-development/-187-nasa-ames-unitary-plan-wind-tunnel-%281956%29
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (NASA)Era_date_from: 1956
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: ResearchEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1939Moffett FieldMountain ViewState: CAZip: 94035Country: USAWebsite: http://intranet.aiaa.org/industryresources/PDF/AmesFinalPR.pdfCreator: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Established in 1939 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and named after NACA’s first chairman, Joseph S. Ames, the center has been at the forefront of American, and worldwide, aeronautics research.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (NASA)Era_date_from: 1939