The book "Wind Tunnels and Experimental Fluid Dynamics Research" is comprised of 33 chapters divided in five sections. The first 12 chapters discuss wind tunnel facilities and experiments in incompressible flow, while the next seven chapters deal with building dynamics, flow control and fluid mechanics. Third section of the book is dedicated to chapters discussing aerodynamic field measurements and real full scale analysis (chapters 20-22).
Human efforts to conquer flight, land on the moon, go beyond the earth and discover new
universes would have been difficult without the development of wind tunnels. The early
18th and 19th century aerodynamists used whirling arm to study various shapes which suf‐
fered from a major fault that the body under investigation was forced to fly in its own un‐
disturbed wake. This has lead to the development of wind tunnels to overcome the problem.
Wind tunnels are the primary research tools used in aerodynamic research. They are
used to study the eff ects of air moving past solid objects. Although great advances in
computational methods have been made in recent years, wind tunnel tests remain essential
for obtaining the full range of data required to guide detailed design decisions
for various practical engineering problems