Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
0.55 Low Speed 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 1970
  Test Applications
Steady and Unsteady pressure measurements
Flow visualization : turf, surface oil, smoke wire
Flow diagnostic tests : Particle Image Velocimety. LDV, Hotwire anemometry
Special tests (other than those listed above)
  Test Special Features
Typical test duration: Continuous up to 4 hours
Stagnation pressure & Temperature range: Atmospheric pressure and temperature.
  Other Test Information
National Instruments 6035 E
(16 Bit Resolution, Range: +/- 10V, No. of Input Channel ; 8 channel differential mode)
Flow separation control by D-type injection in axi symmetric and 2D flows
Drag reduction in bluff body flows by forward splitter plate
Studies on oscillation airfoil using phase-locked PIV
Flow control using smart material based techniques
Flow field studies on delta wing using stereoscopic PIV
Replacement Screens, installation of new AC motor for low speeds
Tunnel cross section was circular earlier, converted to Rectangular test section in the year 2002.
Experimental Aerodynamics Division - EAD 
  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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