Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

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

Type of tests performed:
Heat transfer measurements
Force measurements
Flow visualization
     
  Test Special Features
Test section size and shape: 1 m diameter conical nozzle - enclosed free jet 
Velocity range: 4.5 km/s (max.)
Reynolds number: 3.3 million / m (max.)
Run time & enthalpy: 1- 6 ms & 12 MJ/kg (max.)
Instrumentation & Control system:
Coaxial thermocouples
Thin film gauges
Unsteady pressure sensors (piezo-electric)
Infrared thermography
Accelerometers
PLC based tunnel operation & control system (prime / redundant hot standby)
PXI based Data Acquisition System (prime / redundant)
56 high 
     
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:
Combustion driven, short duration, blowdown wind tunnel 

Milestones achieved:
 Facility commissioned
     
  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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