Low Speed Wind Tunnel

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The low speed wind tunnel is a 1.05m x 0.85m x 4.2m closed return research tunnel, operational speed range 8-45 m/s (8-20 m/s with screens).  Full optical access along the working section for model installation.  Balances for measurement of 3-component and 6 component loads are available.  Modification to turbulence profile through screen installation.  A wide range of instrumentation is available, including unsteady surface pressure measurement, flow visualisation, hot wire anemometry, two-/three component PIV and time resolved PIV.  A digital video recording system is also available for high frame rate video capture up to 4kHz.


N/A research facility only