T-ADFA Free-Piston Shock Tunnel

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The T-ADFA facility is an Australian-developed experimental device capable of generating flows with the speed of up to 12 times the speed of sound at temperatures that can simulate Earth entry conditions and hypersonic air-breathing flight. This facility also has developed state-of-the-art laser-based methods for the measurement of temperatures, gas composition and velocity in these extremely fast flow environments. The wide range of experimental measurements available from this facility means it is one of the best-characterised hypersonic flow facilities in the world.

T-ADFA shock tunnel