Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

 
     
  Title of the Aerospace Test
Supersonic Wind Tunnel
     
  Name of the Organisation
ISRO
     
  Name of theLab
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre - VSSC
     
  Place of the Lab
Thiruvananthapuram
     
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
     
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test Supersonic Wind Tunnels
     
  Year of Establisment 2005
     
  Test Applications
Aerospace and R & D
Type of tests performed:
Steady force & moment measurements
Steady and Unsteady pressure measurement
Schlieren flow visualization
     
  Test Special Features
 Test Section size and shape: 0.3 m x 0.3m (square) 
Mach number range: 1.5 to 4.0
Reynolds number range (per m): 20 to 70 million
Free stream turbulence level (if low speed tunnel) : <0.1%
Pressure fluctuation level (if high speed, % CPrms) :< 0.2% 
Test control parameters:
Ranges of pitch (angle of attack range):- 100 to 150
(continuous, Pitch & pause mode) and maximum up to 300 using bent sting
Typical test duration :20 seconds
 Stagnation pressure & Temperature range : 0.2 to 2.0 MP
     
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:
High speed, intermittent blow down type & Horizontal

Instrumentation:
Steady & unsteady pressure transducers
16 ports digital sensor array
48 ports scanivalve
Strain gauge type force balance & Schlieren system
Data Acquisition System
PXI based 24 channels DAS (full programmable)
SCXI signal conditioning modules with 16 bit ADC
PXI based 8 channels high speed DAS
     
  Contact Person / Institution
Director,
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
E Mail: dir.ppr@isro.gov.in
Website:http://isrohq.vssc.gov.in/isr0dem0v2/ 
     
     
     
     
 
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