Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Koenig, Keith

Committee Member

Bridges, David H.

Committee Member

Hannigan, Thomas

Date of Degree

1-1-2008

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Abstract

The Supersonic tunnel located in Patterson Labs at Mississippi State University has been thoroughly documented for future reference purposes. Data acquisition, physical components, shutdown devices, a control program, and the hydraulic system are all discussed in detail. Analysis is performed showing that the flow within the Mach 2 nozzle only reaches Mach 1.8 for a portion of the flow, but that this portion of the flow is relatively stable for a wide range of settling chamber pressures. It is concluded that the tunnel with the nozzle blocks used functions correctly.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19383

Comments

supersonic tunnel

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