Hypersonic wind tunnel T-326

* General characteristics: hypersonic blow-down wind tunnel with Eiffel chamber.
                           Ohmic air heater for
                           M<= 10 and plasma heater for M>=12
* Location:                ITAM SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk,
                           Institutskaya Str., 4/1
* Type, cross-section,
  test section dimensions: Eiffel chamber, nozzle diameter - 200 mm.
                           Removable axisymmetric contoured nozzles for
                           M=6,8,10,12 and 14.
                           Conic nozzle for M=14.
* Unit Reynolds number:    <=4x10^6
* Way of speed changing  : A system for automated maintainance of assigned
                           drag pressure and temperature
* Gas holders            : 4400 m^3x20 atm and 100 m^3x200 atm.
* Type and capacity of
  engine                 : Heaters driven by motor-generator 6000 MWt and
                           thyristor converter 14 kVx100 A
* Material of test
  section walls          : stainless steel.
* Available measurements : heat flux distribution on the model surface,
                           pressure distribution with external gages,
                           weighting measurements
* Type of measurement
  devices                : - external cooled three-component balance based
                           on alpha-mechanism (N, T and Mz components),
                           - Toepler device with the field diameter 200 mm
* Computer type for data
  processing             : IBM/PC-386
* Possibility of videofilming
  during the run         : available
* Personnel              : 4 technicians headed by a senior scientist
* English-speaking
  personnel              : available
* Confidence guarantee   : Confidence is guaranteed, a responsible official
                           may be appointed
* Accommodation          : Recreation room, canteen
* Hotel                  : Hotel SB RAS 3* in 20 minutes' walk
* Previous contractors   : NPO "Krasnaya zvezda" (Red Star), NPO "Energy"
* Aircrafts tested in WT : multiple models of reentry vehicles of "Cosmos"
                           type descending by balistic trajectories
* Time for test preparation
  from model reception   : several days depending on the test type
* One run cost           : 300 $
* Productivity           : 5 medium-complex runs per week
* Complementary
  possibilities          : simulation of aerothermal destruction of models
                           in hypersonic high-temperature flow
* Climat                 : continental, temperature range +-30 C
* Transport company      : UPS