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Seminar: Wind Tunnel Testing of Next-Generation High-Speed Engines

Robin Hunt
Senior Aerospace Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center

This talk will introduce students to supersonic and hypersonic flows as well as cover why these high-speed flow regimes are important to us today. The main focus is on the different propulsion systems used in Mach 3+ flight and how they are tested in wind tunnel facilities. Different wind tunnels at NASA Langley will used to demonstrate how ground tests facilitate the development of new engines from a proof-of-concept to a mature flight qualified design. There are many opportunities in the field of high-speed aeronautics. Robin Hunt will discuss her path to NASA Langley then give advice for internship and job opportunities at NASA. 

Robin Hunt is a research aerospace engineer at NASA Langley Research Center.  She is involved in the design and testing of air-breathing propulsion systems for supersonic and hypersonic vehicles. Her interests include wind tunnel testing, advanced laser measurement techniques, and shock wave dynamics. She earned a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland and a MS and PhD  in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Lectures & Presentations




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Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE)
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