Hypersonic wind tunnel (H2K)

hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)
hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)
Image 1/2, Image: DLR

hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)

Contoured nozzle of the hypersonic wind tunnel H2K with the ExoMars-Schiaparelli model.

Contoured nozzle of the hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)
Contoured nozzle of the hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)
Image 2/2, Image: DLR

Contoured nozzle of the hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K)

Contoured nozzle of the hypersonic wind tunnel Cologne (H2K) with the ExoMars-Schiaparelli model.

The H2K of the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology in Cologne is a wind tunnel with a free-jet test section. The facility enables aerodynamic and aerothermal characterisation for scale models of spacecraft and aerial vehicles.

Effects of air and heat in the hypersonic wind tunnel

The hypersonic wind tunnel at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of the few key facilities in Europe for aerothermodynamic experiments under realistic flight conditions at hypersonic speeds. The H2K combines free-flight technology and adequate measurement times to provide an ideal test bed for investigations on multi-body aerodynamics. The H2K also generates experimental databases for the validation of computational methods and aerodynamic simulations for hypersonic flight.

The research facility is used for the experimental simulation of aerodynamics during hypersonic flight, for the aerothermal characterisation of aerial vehicles, the simulation of base flow among launch vehicles, aerodynamic measurement of static and dynamic stability, and experiments on multi-body aerothermodynamics, including free flight in the wind tunnel.

Contact
  • Volker Speelmann
    Head Central Expenditure Management
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
  • Dr.-Ing. Ali Gülhan
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Institute of Aerodynamics Flow Technology, Dept. Supersonic Hypersonic Technology
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2363
    Fax: +49 2203 601-2085
    Linder Höhe
    51147  Köln
    Contact

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