THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HYPERSONIC GASDYNAMICS FACILITY - MACH NUMBER 4 OPERATION
Rept. for Aug-May 1962
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DIRECTORATE OF ENGINEERING TEST
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The High Temperature, Hypersonic Gasdynamics Facility was developed as a result of the efforts of the Aeronautical Systems Division to extend the state-of-the art in hypersonic aerodynamics simulation. The High Temperature Facility is an operational hypersonic wind tunnel supplied by high pressure, heated air from a zirconium oxide pebble heater. The maximum stagnation pressure is 40 atmospheres, and the maximum temperature is 4700 R. The facility is one of four of its kind in this hemisphere and the only Air Force facility of its type. This report describes its operation from August 1961 until May 1962 as a Mach 4 aerodynamic test facility. The successful operation of this facility is a significant achievement in the area of hypersonic aero dynamic testing techniques.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics