Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
1.5m Low Speed Wind Tunnel
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
National Aerospace Laboratories - NAL
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test NA
  Year of Establisment 1996
  Test Applications
High Lift Aerodynamics/ Wing tip devices 
Landing gear studies
Power effects
Wing-flap optimization studies
Three-component velocity field mapping
  Test Special Features
Test Section: 1.5m X 1.5m square, 6.5m long 
Entry: Square honey comb entry followed by three wire-mesh screens and a 12:1 contraction 
Operation: Open circuit, continuous low speed suction tunnel 
Power: 112kW DC motor with thyrister control 
Fan:	12 blade low noise composite fan 

Velocity Range: 8 to 50 m/sec 
Reynolds number:0.5 x 106 to 3 x 106 per meter 
Flow quality:Flow uniformity >99.7%, turbulence ≤ 0.11% 

  Other Test Information
Measurement capability:
Conventional 	Digital manometer, 200 port ESP scanner, Hot wire and hot-film anemometer, 35 channel simultaneous unsteady pressure acquisition 
Flow Visualization 	Surface oil flow, tuft flow, smoke wire, laser sheet, chemical sublimation 
Flow Diagnostics: Two-component LDV, Three component PIV 
Experimental Aerodynamics Division - EAD
  Contact Person / Institution
The Director 
National Aerospace Laboratories,  Kodihalli 
Bangalore - 560 017 
Contact No.: +91- 080-25086001
Fax No.: +91- 080-25269611
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