Large-scale anechoic continuous low-speed wind tunnel, 2m or 3m open-jet test section.
Heated nozzle jet noise testing.



CEPRA19 is an open circuit wind tunnel with the following major components :

  • A 9 x 9 m inlet featuring a dust filter, acoustic baffles, anti-turbulence screens and a honeycomb,
  • A contraction with an inlet diameter of 9 m and two exit diameter: 3 m or 2 m,
  • A 9.6 m radius anechoic chamber (quarter of a sphere),
  • An acoustically treated flow collector,
  • A diffuser,
  • A fan silencer with two stages of acoustic baffles,
  • A centrifugal fan driven by a 7 MW asynchronous electric motor.


  • High quality continuous airflow at Mach number up to 0.38 or 0.18 respectively with 2m or 3m diameter convergent nozzle,
  • Very good anechoicity and low background noise in the 200 Hz to 80 kHz frequency bandwidth,
  • Nozzle model with bypass duct up to 265 mm, with a continuous total massflow up to 12 kg/s at 500 kPa,
  • Nozzle primary jet temperature up to 1150 K supplied by a 2 MW propane burner,
  • Nozzle secondary jet temperature up to 450 K (heat from compression alone),
  • Nozzle operating conditions are measured with an instrumented rig at the tip of the nozzle rig,
  • A 2-axis remotely controlled table is dedicated to adjustement of the airframe positionning relative to the nozzle model during opaerating (controlled with Model Deformation Measurement technique),
  • A 3-axis remotely controlled table allows displacement of instrumentation (acoustic antenna, PIV set-up, flow survey device ...).
Isolated nozzle test
Isolated nozzle test with far field microphones measurement
Installed nozzle test
Installed nozzle test with acoustic antenna measurement


  • Jet noise (hot or cold) with both isolated and installed configurations.
  • Airframe noise (High lift Devices noise, landing gear noise ...).
  • Noise reduction using micro jet simulator,
  • Fan noise using TPS with both isolated and installed configurations,
  • Industrial aeroacoustics issues.

Airframe noise test with acoustic antenna measurement
Airframe noise test with acoustic antenna measurement



  • Far-field microphones measurements with two 6m radius arcs fitted with 12 microphones each, flyover (horizontal plane crossing jet axis) and sideline (longitudinal plane inclined of 56° over the flyover arc plane),
  • Acoustic antenna measurements (linear or 2D antenna) for source location,
  • Flow survey using probes (five-holes, pressure, temperature),
  • 3-component Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) measurements in longitudinal or transverse planes with air flow and jet flow seeding,
  • Visualization by coloured oils.
Typical PIV set-up
Typical PIV set-up
Flow survey and coloured oils visualization
Flow survey and coloured oils visualization


Secure test preparation and testing sites with card access, data and computer firewalls.