The Wind Tunnel Laboratory covers a vast speed range (from subsonic to supersonic flows) to demonstrate aerodynamic principles from the fundamentals through to advanced theories. Tests can be undertaken on scale models such as aircraft wing sections, to larger models such as motor cars and wind turbines.
Subsonic wind tunnels teach students the basics about lift, drag and pitching moments, plus the high-level topics such as the boundary layer, pressure distribution around models, and wake investigations.
- AF100 Subsonic Wind Tunnel
- AF300 Supersonic Wind Tunnel
Open during normal teaching hours. Access to these facilities is available outside of normal business hours on a case-by-case basis.
The Wind Tunnel Laboratory can be found in 021 of the Wharf BuildingGeneral enquiry