Abstract

A supersonic wind tunnel, currently in existence at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, is examined to determine feasibility for conversion to a wind tunnel with hypersonic capability. Computational data are presented, and the determination is made that the existing wind tunnel can be converted if alterations and additions are made. These changes include replacement of the existing two dimensional nozzle with a two dimensional nozzle specifically designed for operation at Mach number 7, and the addition of a vacuum tank and heater. The use of an axisymmetric nozzle design is recommended for conversion to Mach numbers higher than 7. It alleviates the throat design problems caused by the combination of high stagnation enthalpies and large area ratios.

Graduation Date

1987

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Anderson, Loren A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

84 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0021489

Included in

Engineering Commons

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