Notre Dame, in collaboration with Purdue University, is developing a hypersonic wind tunnel. This project is funded by the government to provide an environment to test components at Mach 6 speeds.
Ability Engineering Technology was contracted to provide a vacuum vessel for use in the new Hypersonic Wind Tunnel. We fabricated the vacuum vessel test chamber shown at 0:43 & 0:55 in the ABC57 footage and at 0:29 from the 16WNDU spotlight (as well as our feature image on this post). This chamber features easy-open side doors with swing latch bolts and an instrument mounting angle on the interior. For more information about this vacuum chamber, we can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or with the contact form below.
Notre Dame Super-Speed: https://www.nd.edu/stories/super-speed/
ABC57 Story: https://www.abc57.com/news/notre-dame-is-one-step-closer-to-hypersonic-aircraft-travel
16WNDU Spotlight: https://www.wndu.com/content/news/New-Notre-Dame-wind-tunnel-could-revolutionize-flying-national-defense-501669622.html