AEDC User Test Facilities
(Nominal Values)
Trisonics/Aerodynamics

  Test Section Size Total Temperature, R Speed Range Pressure Altitude (Nominal), ft Dynamic Pressure, psf Reynolds No./ft (x106) Primary Use
Cross Section, ft Length, ft
Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T 16 x 16 40 540 to 600 Mach 0.06 to 1.6 Sea Level to 90,000 2 to 1,100 0.2 to 6.0 (6) (9) (14)
Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16S 16 x 16 40 580 to 1,080 Mach 1.5 to 4.75 45,000 to 155,000 25 to 550 0.1 to 2.4 (6) (7) (9) (14)
Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel 4T 4 x 4 12.5 540 to 600 Mach 0.2 to 2.0 Sea Level to 65,000 20 to 1,400 2.0 to 7.0 (6) (14)

Use Legend:

(1) Rockets
(2) Turbojets
(3) Ramjets
(4) Missile Base Heating Models
(5) Space Environmental Tests
(6) Aerodynamic Models
(7) Aerothermodynamic Models
(8) Aeroballistic Models
(9) Combined Aerodynamic Inlet and Propulsion System Tests
(10) Impact Studies
(11) Free-Jet Expansion of Rocket Exhaust Plumes
(12) Ablative Materials
(13) Ablative and Erosive Materials
(14) Store/Stage/Separation