Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Heat Transfer Facility
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre - VSSC
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test NA
  Year of Establisment 1981
  Test Applications
Aerospace and Research & Development.
Heat transfer measurements
  Test Special Features
Test Section size and shape: 0.15 m diameter - Enclosed jet
Speed range / Mach number range: 2 to 4
Reynolds number range (per m): 1 to 7 millions 
Typical test duration: 2 min (max)
Stagnation pressure ( 3 to 20 bar & Temperature range 1000K)
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel: High speed, Wind (Combustion products of Air & Kerosene), Intermittent blow-down type Horizontal
Thermal Protection System qualification studies on ASLV, PSLV, GSLV, SRE & air intake configurations (DMRJ)
Thermocouples, Pressure transducers, 8 channels of data acquisition, Video camera
4 channels for pressure measurement, PC based with ADC
  Contact Person / Institution
P&PR Unit, ISRO Headquarters,
Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road,
Bangalore-560 231
Phone No : +91-80 23415275 or 22172296
Fax No : +91-80 23511984
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