Accession Number : AD0255563

Title :   VON KARMAN GAS DYNAMICS FACILITY

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AIR FORCE STATION TENN

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Design, operation, organization structure, facility layout, and performance parameters of the Von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility at AEDC are discussed. The facility is engaged in aerodynamic development testing and research in the supersonic and hypersonic Mach number ranges. The existing units cover the Mach spe trum from 1.5 to 21.0, and include: (1) a 40 by 40 in. supersonic unit; (2) two 50-in. diam hypersonic units; (3) a 50-in.-diam hypervelocity unit, operating in the range between Mach 16 and 21, at flow velocity of 9000 fps; and (4) a 6-indiam, hypervelocity, low density research unit, operating at Mach 10 at flow velocity of 9000 fps. Highlights of the facility activities are discussed together with the capabilities of the various units. All associated instrumentation is described.

Descriptors :   *AERONAUTICAL LABORATORIES, *HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS, *SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS, *TEST FACILITIES, INSTRUMENTATION, WIND TUNNELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE