Accession Number:

AD0408922

Title:

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HYPERSONIC GASDYNAMICS FACILITY - MACH NUMBER 4 OPERATION

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Aug-May 1962

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DIRECTORATE OF ENGINEERING TEST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE