T6: The Oxford University Stalker Tunnel

McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke, Morgan, Richard G. and Gildfind, David E. (2015). T6: The Oxford University Stalker Tunnel. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3545


Author McGilvray, Matthew
Doherty, Luke
Morgan, Richard G.
Gildfind, David E.
Title of paper T6: The Oxford University Stalker Tunnel
Conference name International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland
Conference dates 6-9 July 2015
Convener AIAA
Proceedings title 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Journal name 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015
Place of Publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.2514/6.2015-3545
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781624103209
Total pages 11
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The University of Oxford has embarked on developing the UKs fastest wind tunnel, T6, in collaboration with the University of Queensland (Australia) using technology pioneered by the late Professor Ray Stalker. The T6 facility couples the ex-Australian National University T3 free piston driver to the barrels, nozzles and test section of the Oxford gun tunnel. The facility can operate in three different modes; as a shock tube, a reflected shock tunnel or as an expansion tunnel. The T6 facility will be unique to Europe allowing for hypervelocity ground testing not possible in any current EU facilities, whilst having the flexibility to conduct tests across a large range of speeds and binary scaling products (ρL) of interest.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 12 Oct 2015, 09:36:24 EST by Mr David Gildfind on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering