ISRO sets up nozzle testing labs in VSSC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. In a bid to carry out better research in the area of rocket nozzle, Indian Space Research Organisation has established Nozzle Testing Laboratories at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ( VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram. The Nozzle Testing laboratories (NTL) that were inaugurated recently by ISRO Chairman, are "unique" facilities established for the first time in the country towards carrying out advanced R&D in the area of rocket nozzle, ISRO said. ISRO said the NTL has the capability to cater to a wide range of studies related to nozzles such as contour optimisation for large AR ( Area Ratio) nozzles, flow separation, techniques for flow separation control, nozzle wall heat transfer, among others.