Free flight of multiple bodies in hypersonic wind tunnels

Free flight of multiple bodies in hypersonic wind tunnels

We have developed methods to free fly highly-instrumented, scaled models at hypersonic conditions in wind tunnels to determine their aerodynamic performance. This project will extend that work to fly multiple bodies, in close proximity, to examine a range of phenomena including stage separations and stores release, as well as the reentry break up of satellites and meteorites.

Funding: 

This project will support research funded by the European Commission, DAAD and DST Group

Supervisor: 
Professor Andrew Neely