Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Koenig, Keith

Committee Member

Bridges, David

Committee Member

Hannigan, Thomas

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Aerospace Engineering


The subsonic wind tunnel facility at Mississippi State University has been converted to an open test section configuration. An experimental setup was developed which is easily configurable to allow for further research. Measurements of flow quality over select portions of the test section were made to attain a basic understanding of the performance of the new configuration. A program was developed in LabVIEW to control a 3-axis traverse and perform necessary data reduction. The traverse control program was developed to perform data acquisition using a hotilm probe to facilitate the necessary measurements. Data was gathered at two wind tunnel velocity settings over several test section locations. Results of the testing program yielded recommendations on the use of the open configuration. This paper documents the procedure and setup of the testing program to include discussion of the control/data acquisition program and a discussion of the findings and recommendations.