@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/8130,
	  title     = {Application of RP Technology with Polycarbonate Material for Wind Tunnel Model Fabrication},
	  author    = {A. Ahmadi Nadooshan and  S. Daneshmand and  C. Aghanajafi},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Traditionally, wind tunnel models are made of metal
and are very expensive. In these years, everyone is looking for ways
to do more with less. Under the right test conditions, a rapid
prototype part could be tested in a wind tunnel. Using rapid prototype
manufacturing techniques and materials in this way significantly
reduces time and cost of production of wind tunnel models. This
study was done of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and their ability
to make components for wind tunnel models in a timely and cost
effective manner. This paper discusses the application of wind tunnel
model configuration constructed using FDM for transonic wind
tunnel testing. A study was undertaken comparing a rapid
prototyping model constructed of FDM Technologies using
polycarbonate to that of a standard machined steel model. Testing
covered the Mach range of Mach 0.3 to Mach 0.75 at an angle-ofattack
range of - 2° to +12°. Results from this study show relatively
good agreement between the two models and rapid prototyping
Method reduces time and cost of production of wind tunnel models.
It can be concluded from this study that wind tunnel models
constructed using rapid prototyping method and materials can be
used in wind tunnel testing for initial baseline aerodynamic database
	    journal   = {International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering},
	  volume    = {1},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2007},
	  pages     = {371 - 376},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/8130},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/8},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 8, 2007},