WIND TUNNEL T-333


* Basic perfomance       : supersonic blowdown wind tunnel fitted with
                           ohmic air-heater, conical nozzle in an open jet
                           configuration.
* Location               : Novosibirsk, 630090, Institutskaya str.4/1,
                           Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
                           SB RAS.
* Type, dimensions and
  form of working section: Open jet configuration,
                           cylindrical working section 0,8 m lenth
                           and 0.8 m diameter, diameter of homogeneous
                           flow core about 0,3 m.
* Speed (Mach number)    : M = 2 - 5.
* Reynolds number per 1 m: up to 10^8.
* Way of speed (Mach)
  changing               : Five nozzles with M = 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0,5.0.
* Operation time         : T = 60 s (Q = 70 kg/s) and T = 600 s (Q = 15 kg/s).
* Heater power           : 8 MW
* Gas holders            : two gasholder pressure values: 1.9 MPa and 20 MPa.
* Material of WT
  construction           : Stainless steel.
* What kinds of
  measurements are
  possible?              : Forces, heat transfer, Pitot pressure, surface
                           pressure distribution, pressure pulsations,
                           shadow and laser-sheet visualization.
* What types of sensor
  are used?              : 2-components strain-gage balance;
                           +- 20 N for X,Y;
                           - shadowgraph optical system IAB-451;
                           - 50-canals strain-gage pressure sensor;
                           - 50-canals thermocouple;
                           - 3-dimensional probe-driver with accuracy +- 1 mm.
* Type of computer for
  data processing and
  collecting             : IBM PC/XT; CAMAC-system.
* Are there high speed
  cameras available to
  record visual information?: Yes.
* Staff                  : 2 highly trained engineers and 2 highly skilled
                           technician headed by Boris Melamed. Phone:
                           (3832) 35-75-64.
* Translator             :  Yes.
* Most known previous
  customers              :  NPO "Iskra", NPO "Altay", KB "Yugnoye".
* Most known planes,
  vehicles or other
  devices, tested in
  recent years           : solid rockets engin elements.
* Time of preparing tests
  from getting the model : 14 days.
* Price for staff/per week: $1500.
* Price for tunnel
  space/per week         :  $7500.
* Other capabilities of WT:  - model tests with jet blow out