Investigators: Professor Tom Povey, Ben Hall

The Transonic Calibration Tunnel facility was commissioned in the period 2010-2015 and now provides fully automated, high accuracy calibrations of probes for turbomachinery applications.

The Mach number range is 0 to 1.9, and the tunnel spans a Reynolds number range greater than that normally encountered in turbomachinery applications in industry. The 4″ (100 mm) diameter nozzle allows large probes to be accommodated, such as rakes of multi-hole probes for combustor exit survey applications.