Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

 
     
  Title of the Aerospace Test
Open Jet Facility
     
  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 Special Tunnels
     
  Year of Establisment 1990
     
  Test Applications
Aerospace,  R&D

Types of tests performed:
Pressure measurements
Jet Acoustic measurements
Schlieren flow visualization
     
  Test Special Features
Test Section size and shape: 50 mm diameter (max.) 
Mach number range: 1.5 to 4.0
Type of jet pattern: Under – expanded & over expanded
Test control parameters:
Different Jet exit pressure ratios
Typical test duration: 30 – 100 seconds
     
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:  High speed,  Intermittent blowdown type,  Horizontal 

Instrumentation:
Steady & unsteady pressure transducers
Microphones for acoustic measurements
48 ports scanivalve
Data Acquisition System used:
8 Channels of DAS for Acoustic measurement, 3 channels for pressure measurement
Special test rigs and test techniques developed:
Model attitude mechanism with six degrees of freedom system, planar Laser included Fluorescence
Schlieren system
     
  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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