Universiti Tenaga Nasional short duration hypersonic test facility: calibration and verification

Al-Falahi, Amir and Yusaf, T. and Yusoff, M. Z. (2006) Universiti Tenaga Nasional short duration hypersonic test facility: calibration and verification. In: 8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2006), 4-7 Jul 2006, Torino, Italy.


The first phase of this paper is aimed to develop a standard test procedure for short-duration hypersonic test facility that build at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional unit 'UNITEN' in Malaysia. The facility has been designed, built, and commissioned for different values of diaphragm pressure ratios. A theoretical model was developed to evaluate the Mach number values as a function of diaphragm pressure ratio for different working fluids. The second phase is to run experimental tests for different operating conditions. The calculated parameters which are pressure, temperature and velocity were very comparable to the practical results. A high precision inhouse made thermocouple was used to measure the temperature profile during the facility operation. A numerical transient heat transfer mathematical model was developed to evaluate the heat flux from the surface temperature history. The principle of operation and the reasoning behind building such a facility are explained, and the governing equations for the shock tube are presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2006 by ASME. ESDA2006-95448. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 00:46
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 02:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: diaphragm pressure ratios; hypersonic testing; theoretical model; thermocouple; transient heat; mathematical model; shock tunnel; shock tube; gun tunnel; mach number; shock wave; shock tube
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099902 Engineering Instrumentation
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090107 Hypersonic Propulsion and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1115/ESDA2006-95448
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8176

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