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New UAH wind tunnel ready for supersonic research

 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A new $2 million wind tunnel system at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is ready to undertake supersonic flow research with Mach numbers up to 3 — airspeeds topping 2,000 miles per hour.

Built with support from the Alabama Innovation Fund, the SuperSonic/TranSonic/WindTunnel, or SS/TS/WT, resides in the Air Breathing Test Cell at UAH’s Johnson Research Center and makes UAH one of an elite handful of universities nationwide with such capabilities.

The facility recently passed testing at supersonic speeds and is being outfitted with an optical flow visualization system for research use.

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