Mississippi State University
Bridges, David H.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
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.
Ratliff, West Cardman, "Revitalization and Initial Testing of a Blowdown Supersonic Wind Tunnel" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 3819.