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Inauguration of the Arc-Heated Facility L3K.

Esch, H. (1996) Inauguration of the Arc-Heated Facility L3K. DLR-Interner Bericht. 39113-96A02, 61 S.

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Abstract

After a construction time of four and a half years the arc-heated facility L3K became operative. During this period many technical problems had to be solved. In autumn 1995 the commissioning phase ended and the last, but very delicate hardware components were handed over to DLR. The official inauguration on November 28, 1995, was joined by representatives from industry, universities and international and national space organizations. We took this opportunity to present the results of many years' efforts to express our thanks to friends and partners for their valuable support and to win them for further fruitful cooperations. In the course of the inauguration ceremony we had the chance not only to demonstrate the operation of L3K but also to review contracts and research programs performed during the last years in our 1.4 MW-Huels type arc-heated facility L2K. Our feedback regarding all presentations and demonstrations was very positive and full of further interest. Therefore, it was decided to collect the transparencies of the different presentations in a short paper and send it to our friends and partners expressing our thanks for their interest in our work. After commissioning has been terminated work starts now to calibrate the facility to optimize tunnel operation and to provide L3K with a sophisticated measurement technique. We estimate that tests for the valuation of TPS materials may start during summer 1996. Subsequently research and development work will follow. In both areas we strive for a continuation and an extension of the cooperations with partners working in the field of material tests in high enthalpy flows.

Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1996,
Title:Inauguration of the Arc-Heated Facility L3K.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Esch, H.UNSPECIFIED
Date:1996
Number of Pages:61
Status:Published
Keywords:High enthalpy test facility, segmented arc heater, material qualification hypersonic flow.
HGF - Research field:UNSPECIFIED
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:UNSPECIFIED
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:02 Apr 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 05:29

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