Used to evaluate single stream exhaust system performance using interchangeable nozzle blocks to produce external flow conditions at Mach numbers 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and 4. The test section is 13.5 inches in diameter. The exhaust system models are mounted on a 5 inch diameter air supply sting.
Channel 2 can be used to determine nozzle system thrust and discharge coefficients with supersonic external flow. Shock waves in the flow can be observed for correlation with CFD.
Freestream Mach number is generated by interchangeable annular nozzle throats mounted on the sting upstream of the model.
For nozzle tests with supersonic external flow (13.5” diameter Test Section.)