New Mexico Tech Shock Dynamics Laboratory

Weir Hall 120
Socorro, NM, 87801


fax: 575-835-5209


The primary research interests for the Shock and Gas Dynamics Laboratory include:

  • High-speed gas dynamics
  • Explosives
    • Shock propagation dynamics
    • Explosive damage measurement and prediction
  • Rockets
    • Liquid rocket propellant development and testing
    • Flight testing of novel propellants
    • Flight testing of student-built sensors
  • High-speed projectiles
  • Experimental fluid dynamics

Current funding includes:

  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Spectral Energies, LLC
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory