Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Supersonic Wind Tunnel – No. 1
  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 Supersonic Wind Tunnel
  Year of Establisment 1972
  Test Applications
Aerospace and Non-aerospace
R & D
Sponsored projects
Thesis for ME and PhD
Laboratory classes for students
Type of tests performed:
 Schlieren flow visualization
Oil flow visualization
Static Pressure measurement
Unsteady Pressure measurement
Force and Moment measurement
  Test Special Features
  Test Section size: 50 mm X 100 mm 
Mach number range: 1.5 – 3.0
Reynolds number range (per m): 2 x 10^7 – 10 x 10^7
Pressure fluctuation level: % Cprms H” 0.01, at M=2.0
Test control parameters:
Angle of attack : 0 - 50
Test duration: 20 sec
Stagnation pressure & Temperature range: 8 bar, 300 K
  Other Test Information
Type of Tunnel:Supersonic Wind Tunnel (2 inch x 4 inch)  (Intermittent) 
Multi-tube mercury manometer
Pressure Transducers
Electronic pressure scanner
Signal conditioners
3 component Strain gage balance
Unsteady pressure pickups (Kulite Make)
Schlieren system, Digital Camera, NI Cards
Data Acquisition Systems used :
PC Based Data Acquisition Systems with low and high
speed NI DAQ,
  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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