California Institute of Technology

Explosion Dynamics Laboratory


  • Faculty
    Prof. Joe Shepherd, C.L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering is head of the Explosion Dynamics Laboratories and also carries out projects in the hypervelocity (T5 shock tunnel) and supersonic flow (Ludwieg Tube) research facilities. Please direct your inquires about projects, publications, software, and other activities to him using his contact information

    Folks that I work with at Caltech:

    Joanna Austin, Professor of Aerospace, has the main responsibility for T5 and projects on hypervelocity flow in both T5, the Ludwieg tube and the expansion tunnel.

    Hans Hornung, C.L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus, carries out research and helps supervise activities at Caltech in T5 and the Ludwieg tube.

  • Engineering Staff
    Bahram Valiferdowsi

  • Administrative Assistant for the Research Group
    Barbara McKinzie Slater, Room 306 Guggenheim, x3284

  • Post-doctoral Scholar
    Stephanie Coronel

  • Graduate Students
    Jean Christophe Veilleux
    Silken Jones

  • Visitors
    Hiroyasu Saitoh, Visiting Associate in Aerospace from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Laboratories
    Explosion Dynamics I - Flammability and Ignition (B167 Guggenheim - was 26G) x3163
    Explosion Dynamics III - Detonation (B268 Guggenheim - was 040G) x3147
    Explosion Dynamics II - Explosions and Vibrations (B155 Guggenheim - was 19G) x8076
    Explosion Dynamics IV - Fluid-structure Impact (B248 Guggenheim - was 028G) x8081
    Explosion Dynamics V - Combustion Chemistry (322 Karman - was 305K)
    6-in Shock Tube (Guggenheim Roof) x4765
    T5 & Ludwieg tube (Guggenheim Roof) x8311

    Note rooms were renumbered in the summer of 2016.

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