Purdue Applied Research Institute opens $41M Hypersonics and Applied Research Facility

The Purdue Applied Research Institute (PARI), the applied research arm of Purdue University, on Tuesday (June 6) officially opened a new facility dedicated to enhancing Purdue’s world-leading capabilities in hypersonics evaluation and testing.

Leaders from Purdue, federal government and industry joined PARI leadership and staff in celebrating the opening of the Hypersonics and Applied Research Facility (HARF), a $41 million, 65,000-square-foot building that is home to two cutting-edge wind tunnels – the only Mach 8 quiet wind tunnel in the world and the hypersonic pulse (HYPULSE) reflected shock/expansion tunnel.

It is also home to the Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC), a single location for industry partners to work on materials and manufacturing innovations and provide access to testing capabilities.

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