Texas A&M hypersonic research center hosts first review

Texas A&M University's Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted the first review of its National Center for Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition Research June 9-10 in College Station.The National Center for Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition Research is a five-year program dedicated to the theoretical, computational and experimental studies of laminar-turbulent boundary-layer transition in the hypersonic regime. This center specializes in boundary layer control research and was established by NASA and the U.S. Air Force.Attendees were presented with the research accomplishments that have taken place in the first year of the center's operations.More than 20 attendees gathered to tour the wind tunnel facilities of the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering department. Attendees were from NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Ames Research Center; the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Air Force Arnold Engineering and Development Center-Tullahoma; and Texas A&M aerospace engineering chemistry faculty members and graduate students.The meeting also included team members from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, Case Western Reserve University and the University of California, Los Angeles.For more information regarding The National Center for Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition Research, please visit http://hypersonics.tamu.edu/.