Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

 
     
  Title of the Aerospace Test
Rarefied Gas Dynamics Facility
     
  Name of the Organisation
IIT
     
  Name of theLab
Department of Aerospace Engineering - IITM
     
  Place of the Lab
Chennai
     
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
     
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test Special Tunnels
     
  Year of Establisment 1979
     
  Test Applications
Aerospace / Non- Aerospace, Industrial / R & D

Type of tests performed:
Steady and Unsteady pressure measurements
Flow visualization using glow discharge
Shear force measurements using non-intrusive laser based methods
Heat transfer measurements
     
  Test Special Features
Test Section size and shape:
Cylindrical vacuum Vessel of 1.0 m diameter, 4.5 m long 

Parameter Range:
Low to high Knudsen Number
Very low to thousands of Reynolds No./m
     
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:
Continuously run, Low Density Wind tunnel 

Instrumentation:
Low pressure, temperature mass flow measurements
     
  Contact Person / Institution
The Director
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
Sardar Patel Rd, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036
Contact No.: +91-44 -2257 8280
Fax No.: +91-44-22574002
Email: kurian@ae.iitm.ac.in
Website:  http://www.iitm.ac.in/
 
     
     
     
     
 
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