Faculty Advisor

Blandino, John J.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and construct a small-scale, supersonic wind tunnel. The wind tunnel was intended to use the difference between atmospheric pressure and the pressure inside the vacuum chamber in WPI's Vacuum Test Facility (VTF) to achieve its desired flow velocities. A previous MQP already designed a small, supersonic wind tunnel, but it was designed for one specific Mach number. As such, it was decided that this project would aim to make a tunnel capable of achieving various test section Mach numbers. The completed wind tunnel was designed for educational and research purposes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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