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Transonic and Supersonic wind tunnel

Wind tunnel Test section Dimensions Speed Type
Modane - Avrieux
S1MA Ø 8 m - 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