The Langley Aerothermodynamics Laboratory (LAL) contain facilities ideally suited for fast-paced aerodynamic performance and aero-heating studies aimed at screening, assessing, optimizing, and benchmarking advanced aerospace vehicle concepts and basic fundamental flow physics research.
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Combined Loads Test System (COLTS) In the Combined Loads Test System (COLTS) Testing Complex, aircraft fuselage section components of commercial transports and space structures are subjected to combined loading conditions that simulate realistic flight load conditions. + Learn More
Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) The Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) vehicle structural testing complex is used to provide crucial research test data on the crashworthiness of General Aviation (GA), commercial aircraft and rotorcraft. + Learn More
Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF) The Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF) has a unique testing capability that is used to evaluate tire hydroplaning phenomena, effectiveness of pavement grooving, and friction and wear characteristics of aircraft and ground vehicle tires. + Learn More
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