Advanced Hypersonic Test Facilities (Progress In Astronautics And Aeronautics)

Advanced Hypersonic Test Facilities (Progress In Astronautics And Aeronautics)

Advanced Hypersonic Test Facilities (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)

This volume on hypersonic test facilities covers such topics as: requirements; principles of test facility development; NASA's HYPULSE facility at GASL; the LENS I and II hypervelocity tunnels; the U-12 large shock tube; and detonation-driven shock tubes and tunnels.

About the Author
Frank Lu is a professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He directs the UTA Aerodynamics Research Center, a facility unique among academia in possessing test capabilities from low-speed through hypersonic. Professor Lu's recent research is in hypersonic facility and propulsion systems development. He is an associate fellow of AIAA and was a former member of its AIAA Ground Test Technical Committee.

Dan Marren is the USAF Hypersonic Lead at the Arnold Engineering DevelopmentCenter (AEDC). AEDC maintains the largest ground test infrastructure of hypersonic test and evaluation facilities in the U.S. Dan's involvement in recent National hypersonic studies has provided a unique insight into the direction of hypersonic technologies and the ground test needs of the future. Dan is a senior member of the AIAA and recently chaired the AIAA Ground Test Technical Committee.

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