Accession Number:

AD0266728

Title:

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HYPERSONIC GASDYNAMICS FACILITY

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DIRECTORATE OF ENGINEER DEVELOPMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A high temperature hypersonic gasdynamics facility is described. It was developed from efforts to extend the state of the art in hypersonic aerodynamic simulation. The high temperature facility is an operational hypersonic wind tunnel supplied by high pressure, heated air from a zirconia dioxide pebble heater. The maximum stagnation pressure and temperature is 40 atmospheres and 4500 F respectively. This facility is one of four of its kind in this hemisphere, and the only Air Force facility of its type. This report describes he first six months operation to include some design and development aspects. The successful operation of this facility is a significant achievement in the area of hypersonic aerodynamic testing techniques. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE