Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Hypersonic Shock Tunnel HST4
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
Department of Aerospace Engineering
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test Hypersonic Wind Tunnels
  Year of Establisment 2003 - 2004
  Test Applications
Aerospace Research
Types of tests performed:
Aerodynamic force & moment measurements
Pressure measurements
Measurement of Heat transfer rates.
Flow visualization
  Test Special Features
Test Section size and shape:
1m diameter flow enters a 2.5 m long cylindrical tank of 1.5 m dia.
Speed range/Mach number range:
6 - 12 / flow speeds upto 4 km/s and specific enthalpy about 3 MJ/kg 
Reynolds number range (per m): 1-2 million
Test Control Parameters:
Angle of attack
Typical test duration in the range of a milliseconds
Stagnation pressure range , temperature range and specific enthalpy
  Other Test Information
Type of Tunnel:
High speed, Wind , Intermittent, Horizontal 
Data Acquisition System:
High speed PC based
Special test rigs and test techniques developed:
A aerodynamic force balances and heat transfer gauges
  Contact Person / Institution
The Director 
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
 Bangalore - 560012
Contact No.: +91-80 -23600690
Fax: + 91 - 80 - 23600936
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