The group employs a variety of facilities for studying fundamental gasdynamics, combustion, and kinetic phenomena. Three shock tubes are used for studying kinetics. An aerosol shock tube is used to investigate droplet shockwave interaction. A high-pressure burner is used to study combustion and develop diagnostics under conditions similiar to those in gas turbine engines. A laboratory-scale pulse detonation engine (PDE) is used for the development of laser diagnostics for PDEs. Finally, an expansion tube is used to study supersonic flows.