### Abstract

The work of this paper is aimed to investigate the parameters that affect the performance of a short-duration hypersonic test facility that build at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional "UNITEN" in Malaysia. The facility has been designed, constructed, and commissioned for different values of diaphragm pressure ratios and different gas combinations. The applications and reasoning behind building such a facility are explained. The governing equations for the shock wave are presented. A theoretical model was developed to evaluate the shock wave strength P _{2}/P _{1} values as a function of diaphragm pressure ratio P _{4}/P _{1} for different driver/driven gas combinations. A two-dimensional time-accurate time-marching Navier-Stokes solver for shock wave applications is described. It uses second-order accurate cell-vertex finitevolume spatial discretization and fourth order accurate Runge- Kutta temporal integration. Experimental tests for different operating conditions have been accomplished. A high precision pressure transducer and an in house made thermocouple were used to measure the pressure history which represents the shock wave strength P _{2}/P _{1} and the surface temperature change profile during the facility operation. A MATLAB numerical transient heat transfer model was developed to evaluate the heat flux from the surface temperature change history. The calculated parameters which are pressure, temperature and shock wave velocity, and the CFD results were found to be much matched comparable to the experimental results.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC |

Pages | 104-111 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Publication status | Published - 01 Dec 2007 |

Event | 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia Duration: 03 Dec 2007 → 07 Dec 2007 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC |
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### Other

Other | 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC |
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Country | Australia |

City | Gold Coast, QLD |

Period | 03/12/07 → 07/12/07 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

### Cite this

*Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC*(pp. 104-111). (Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC).