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A suite of facilities

GMT offers a large suite of wind tunnels, for aerodynamic and acoustic test, covering very low Mach number to hypersonic Mach numbers.

Wind tunnels are located in 3 different areas in France: Modane-Avrieux, Le Fauga-Mauzac (near Toulouse) and Saclay (close to Paris).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind tunnel

Test section Dimensions

Speed

Type

Modane-Avrieux

S1MA

Ø 8 m - 45/47m2

3 carts

Up to Mach 1.0

Continuous - atmospheric
sub/transonic
88 MW

S2MA

Transsonic
1.75 x 1.77 m2

 

Supersonic
1.75 x 1.93 m2

 

 

Up to Mach 3.1

Continuous -pressurized
sub/trans/ supersonic

PTmax ≤ 2.5 bar
55 MW

S3MA

Transsonic
0.76 x 0.68  m2

 Supersonic
0.76 x 0.80 m2

0.2 < Mach < 6.05

Blow-down - pressurized
sub/trans/supersonic

PTmax ≤ 7 bar

 

S4MA

Ø 1,27 / Ø 1 m

Mach 6 - 10

Blow-down
hypersonic

PTmax ≤ 150 bar,     TTmax = 1850 K

TURMA

Test rig for two stage turbine, co or contrarotative turbines

N/A

Mass-flow:11 kg/s
Pressure:4 bar
Temperature:450K
Power: HP 2MW ; BP 0.75MW

S4B

Model engine
calibration facility
(vacuum tank)

 

Test rigs for 4" to 10.65"
Turbine Power Simulators and nozzles

BD2

Test bench for
nozzles / afterbodies
with heated core
and secondary flow

 N/A

Mass-flow: 20 kg/s
Pressure: 12 bar
Temperature: 1150 K

R4-1

Test section diameter 600mm

M < 1.0

Blowdonw facility

Fauga-Mauzac

F1

3.5 x 4.5 m²

Up to Mach 0.36

Continuous
pressurized
subsonic

PTmax ≤ 3.85 bar

9.5 MW

F2

1.4 x 1.8 m²

Up to Mach 0.30

Continuous
atmospheric
subsonic

F4

Ø 0.43 / 0.67 / 0.93 m

Mach 8 to 21

Arc heated - high-enthalpy
hypersonic
2.5 - 17 MJ/kg

PTmax ≤ 800 bar

Saclay

CEPRA19

Ø 2m / Ø 3m

60 - 130 m/s

Continuous - atmospheric
aeroacoustic
7 MW