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Performance data of the new free-piston shock tunnel T5 at GALCITA new free piston shock tunnel has been constructed at the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories at Caltec. Compression tube length is 30 m and diameter 300 mm. Shock tube length is 12 m and diameter 90 mm. Piston mass is 150 kg and maximum diaphragm burst pressure is 130 MPa. Special features of this facility are that the pressure in the driver gas is monitored throughout the compression process until well after diaphragm rupture, and that the diaphragm burst pressure can be measured dynamically. An analysis of initial performance data including transient behavior of the flow over models is presented.
Document ID
19930061501
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hornung, H. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Sturtevant, B. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Belanger, J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Sanderson, S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Brouillette, M. (California Inst. of Technology Pasadena, United States)
Jenkins, M. (WBM Stalker, Pty., Ltd. Brisbane, Australia)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Shock waves; Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium, Sendai, Japan, July 21-26, 1991. Vol. 1 (A93-45451 19-34)
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-90-J-1305
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-1209
Distribution Limits
Public
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