Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
1 m Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
  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 Hypersonic Wind Tunnels
  Year of Establisment 2012
  Test Applications
Research & Development

Type of tests performed:
Force measurements
Steady and unsteady pressure measurements
Heat transfer measurements
Flow visualization
  Test Special Features
Test section size and shape: 1 m diameter - enclosed free jet 
Mach no. range: 6, 8, 10 & 12 (presently Mach 6 isoperational)
Reynolds no. range: 80 million / metre (max.)
Run time: 20 to 40 sec.

Instrumentation & Control system:
Strain gauge balances
Electronic pressure scanners
Unsteady pressure sensors
Infrared thermography
PLC based tunnel operation & control system (prime / redundant hot standby)
PXI based Data Acquisition System (prime / redundant mode)
30 channels for force m
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:
Intermittent, pressure-vacuum driven, blow down tunnel
Milestones achieved:
Facility commissioned with Mach 6
Nozzle calibration tests completed 
  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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