Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Subsonic Wind Tunnel No.2
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
Department of Space Engineering and Rocketry - BITM
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test Subsonic Wind Tunnel
  Year of Establisment 1975
  Test Applications
Aerospace and Non-aerospace
R & D
Laboratory classes for students
Project for ME students
PhD students
Sponsored projects

Type of tests performed:
Tuft flow visualization
Oil flow visualization
Static Pressure measurement
Unsteady Pressure measurement
Force and Moment measurement
  Test Special Features
Test Section size : 600 mm X 600 mm
Speed range : 5 m/s – 30 m/s
Reynolds number range (per m): 3 x 105 to 2 x 106
Freestream turbulence level : 0.5 %
Angle of attack : 0 to 60 degrees

Test control parameters:
Multi-tube Manometer,
Pressure Transducers, Pressure scanners
Unsteady pressure Transducers (Kulite Make)
6 component Strain gauge balance,
Digital Camera
Electronic speed controller
Signal conditioners
 NI Cards
  Other Test Information
Data Acquisition Systems:
PC Based Data Acquisition Systems
With low and high speed NI DAQ, Labview

Special test rigs and test techniques developed: PC
controlled incidence mechanism

Upgradation: Automation through DAS
  Contact Person / Institution
 Vice Chancellor
Birla Institute of Technology - BIT, Mesra,
Ranchi, Jharkhand- 835 215
Contact No.:+91- 651 2275444/2275896
Fax: 0651 2275401
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