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Hypersonics Training Workshop

10th July 2024 - 12th July 2024
University of Oxford
Hypersonics Group at the University of Oxford

National Wind Tunnel Facility workshop hosted by the Hypersonics Group at the University of Oxford. The event will provide a theoretical and experimental introduction to hypersonic ground testing. Spanning three days, attendees will engage in three different experiments covering a wide range of hypersonic testing methodologies. These will consist of:

Fundamental shock-and-expansion wave experiments in a miniaturised shock tube with subsequent numerical simulation of the flows.
Plasma heating of high-temperature material samples using optical emission spectroscopy and infrared imaging.
Hypersonic boundary layer transition and high-speed imaging experiments in a large-scale heated Ludwieg Tube.

All experiments will include hands-on elements where attendees get the chance to interact with test articles, prepare and operate facilities, and post-process data. Experiments will be underpinned by small lectures providing the necessary background and fundamentals required to perform the experiments and interpret the measurement data.

Attendees from academia and industry are encouraged to apply, the level of the workshop is tailored to people who are new to hypersonic ground testing. As such, post-graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, academics, or industry/government employees are welcome.

The workshop will provide specific insight into three different types of facilities, optical diagnostics, instrumentation, data-post processing, and numerical simulation tools for ground testing facilities.

The duration of this workshop is three days, approximately 9am to 5pm daily; exact timings will be communicated to attendees. The event will be held at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, a 15-minute-walk west of the Oxford City centre. Travel to Oxford is possible by train or car with park-and-ride car parking spaces available at the outskirts of the city, which are connected to town by bus routes.

There are a limited number of spaces available. The workshop is free to attend for academic researchers. The fee for industry is £500, which includes lunch and refreshments over the three days. All attendees are required to cover the cost of personal travel and accommodation expenses.

To register your interest in attending please complete the event registration form. Registration does not guarantee a place, attendance will be confirmed by email following review of applications by Oxford University. Only those who receive confirmation of a place will be able to attend due to limited capacity.

Please note the deadline to register for the Hypersonics Training Workshop is Friday 21st June.

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