Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
0.6 m x 0.6 m Wind Tunnel
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
National Aerospace Laboratories - NAL
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test NA
  Year of Establisment 1964-1967
  Test Applications
Experimental Aerodynamic data for complex aerospace 
Programs with the unique ability to develop novel and advanced test techniques
Static & dynamic aerodynamic force & moment measurements
Steady & Unsteady pressure measurements
Carriage load measurements and store separation studies
Dynamic damping derivatives
High -speed flow visualization studies
High speed Air-intake studies
Hinge moment measurements
Component load measurements
Aeroelastic studies
Supersonic air-intake studies
Specialized tests for  industrial aerodynamics
  Test Special Features
Test Section: 0.6m X 0.6m
Operation: Intermittent blow down
Test duration:60 seconds for 0.6m tunnel
Mach number range : 0.2 to 4.0 
Off-line flexible nozzle for supersonic
On-line flexible nozzle for supersonic 
Mach number tests in 0.6m tunnel
Model incidence	: -15  degrees to +27 degrees continuous  and step modes
Model roll: 0 degrees to 360 degrees   
Stagnation pressure: 1.5 to 8.0 bar
Reynolds number: 8 x 106 to 60 x 106 per meter
  Other Test Information
The special feature of the facility avoids start-stop loads on the model, wherein the tunnel can be started at low supersonic Mach number 1.4 and the nozzle contour changed online to achieve higher supersonic Mach numbers up to 10 sec using VMFN. The tunnel has logged more than 5000 blow downs.
The facility is backed by state of the art design tools
Solid and surface modeling capability (CATIA/Solid Works/Auto CAD).
C.A.E. solutions(COSMOS works/ HyperWorks).
NC programming (Solid CAM)
National Trisonic Aerodynamic Facilities - NTAF
  Contact Person / Institution
The Director
National Aerospace Laboratories, Kodihalli 
Bangalore - 560 017 
Contact No.: +91- 080-25086001
Fax No.: +91- 080-25269611
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