A new facility for hypersonic flow simulation driven by a high velocity oxygen fuel gun

Antonio Esposito, Christophe Allouis, Marcello Lappa

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The paper reports on the development of a new Vacuum High Velocity Oxy Fueled Facility (V-HVOF) for Aerothermodynamic and Propulsion applications. The related setup comprises unique equipment designed to test candidate materials for thermal protection systems and mimic experimentally conditions corresponding to hypersonic sustained flow. We illustrate critically the underlying principles, along with a focused description of the various facility subsystems, their interconnections and the specific procedures to be used to overcome some of the inherent complexities embedded in the overall theoretical and technical architecture on which the facility relies. Its performances are finally presented in relation to some prototype applications, together with the indication of the related limits, advantages and possible directions for future improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS)
Subtitle of host publicationStockholm, Sweden, 4-9 Sept. 2022
Place of PublicationBonn
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2022

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2958-4647


  • aerodynamics
  • hypersonic flow
  • experimental facilities
  • experimental techniques


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