Hypersonics Group

California Institute of Technology


Caltech Hypersonics Group

The Caltech Hypersonics Group currently consists of two research groups and three facilities: a Ludwieg tube and two high-enthalpy facilities: the T5 reflected shock tunnel and the Hypervelocity Expansion Tube (HET). Research areas include boundary layer instabilities in hypersonic and hypervelocity flow, real gas effects in hypervelocity flows, and shock-shock interactions.