ASE FluiDyne Aerodynamic Testing Services Upgrading Channel 10
In operation since the early 1970’s, the ASE FluiDyne Channel 10 wind tunnel is capable of delivering velocities in the test section up to Mach 1+. In summer 2019, Channel 10 will be upgraded to achieve supersonic conditions up to M = 1.2.
The Channel 10 test section is 66”x66” (1.67m square) and has ventilated upper and lower walls. While typically used to evaluate exhaust nozzle performance, the Channel 10 wind tunnel can also be configured to conduct high speed forward flight tests of inlet systems to explore inlet recovery, distortion, and swirl, over high and low speed conditions combined with various angles of attack.
Aero Systems Engineering, Inc. (ASE), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading global provider of mission-critical testing and engineering services to manufacturers of jet engines and industrial gas turbines, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) providers, governments and militaries. ASE serves the aerospace and energy markets in: 1) independent testing services at its aerodynamic laboratory; 2) design and build of aerodynamic ground test facilities and equipment; and 3) design and build of engine test facilities and equipment. ASE provides products and services under the brand names AeroSystems and FluiDyne.