Surface pressure measurements are critical to aerodynamic testing in wind tunnel. A new pressure measurement technique is being developed to augment current capabilities that are an optical-based technique using pressure sensitive paint (PSP). Compared with the traditional surface pressure measurement, an important feature of optical pressure measurement is much more complete surface information with relatively simple procedures and instrumentation. So optical pressure measurement technique will provide an alternative to conventional methods for the pressure measurement. After studying the chapter of “Optical Pressure Measurement System”, readers are expected to grasp the measurement principle and know how to establish the corresponding measurement system. In this chapter, the measurement principle, measurement system, component characteristics and its application of optical pressure measurement technique are introduced based on the authors’ research.
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