Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
High Speed Combustor Test
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
National Aerospace Laboratories - NAL
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Turbomachinary
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test NA
  Year of Establisment NA
  Test Applications
Tests for high speed gas dynamics flow characterization in gas turbine engine component.
The High Speed Combustor Test Facility is first of its kind in the country to design and evaluate combustors for flight technology demonstrators in the speed range of Mach 2-7.
  Test Special Features
Mach Number	: 3.5
Flow Rate : 25 kg/s
Pressure	: 20 bar
Temperature : 1700 -1950 K
  Other Test Information
This facility can be utilized for the development of scramjet combustor for flight Mach number 6 - 7. 
The facility consists of 200 bar air compressor and storage vessels of 30 m3 capacity. 
The stored air at 200 bar is regulated to 20 - 25 bar by a control valve. The rig has two step kerosene combustion heaters to heat the air up to 1950 K with thermal protections and water cooling system. 
The uniform flow water cooled nozzle accelerates the flow to Mach 3.5 at entry to the test section. The diffuser system has been provided for diffusing the high supersonic flow to low subsonic Mach numbers. 
The ‘self ejection principle’ is used in this test section-diffuser system. 
A state of the art data acquisition and control system has been commissioned for this test rig.
 Application software has been developed exclusively for this facility for fully automated control / operation, data monitoring and logging. 
Propulsion Division - PD
  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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