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Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL)

The work at GDTL is focused on flow and acoustic diagnostics and control to improve performance and mitigate environmental impact of Aerospace vehicles

The work is often interdisciplinary in nature and brings together researchers from OSU as well as

Realistic flow and acoustic and sensors

Control technology, and

Laser-based diagnostics

The work is supported by NASA, Air Force, Navy, National Sciences Foundation, and industry

There are four experimental facilities and an array of advanced laser –based diagnostics

GDTL share air supply with Gas Turbine Lab and the Aeronautics and Astronautics lab, (three Norwalk model TDR-S 5T 5-stage reciprocating compressors; 220 horsepower each, 1700 SCFM, 3000 psig