When coupled with NASA Glenn's 8'x6' Supersonic Wind Tunnel, this facility
provides aerodynamic and propulsion test
capabilities from low subsonic through high
supersonic Mach range.
Description The Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel (10x10) was designed to test supersonic propulsion components such as inlets, nozzles, and engines. The facility is also ideally suited for launch vehicle tests and other fuel burning applications. It can operate as either a closed loop system (aerodynamic cycle) or open-loop system (propulsion cycle) and can reach test section speeds ranging from Mach 2.0 to 3.5.
Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel (10x10)
10-ft high by 10-ft wide by 40-ft long
0 to 0.36 and 2.0 to 3.5
Altitude: (supersonic operation)
50,000 to 154,000 ft (Aerodynamic Cycle)
57,000 to 77,000 ft (Propulsion Cycle)
0.1 to 3.4 x 106 (Aerodynamic Cycle)
2.2 to 2.7 x 106 (Propulsion Cycle)