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The Combs research group at UTSA explores high-speed aerodynamic and compressible flow phenomena using cutting-edge optical diagnostic experimental techniques, image processing, and data analysis. We make measurements in supersonic, hypersonic, and reacting flows with broad applications in aerospace and energy, with specific relevance to jet aircraft, air-breathing propulsion, and space access. Our primary research facility is the recently completed UTSA Mach 7 Ludwieg Tube. With experience partnering with NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and DARPA, we are working to push the state-of-the-art in aerothermodynamics and make the next generation of high-speed systems a reality. Please contact Dr. Combs for additional information if you are interested in wind tunnel facility use.

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