Wind Tunnel Laboratory
Several wind tunnels are housed in the Wind Tunnel Laboratory, which is primarily used for instruction.
Student laboratory work enabled by the facility includes: flow visualization over airfoils, lift, drag, and movement over a complete airplane model, pressure distribution over an airfoil, boundary layer study, propeller performance and drag over three-dimensional bodies.
- Two-dimensional smoke tunnel used for flow visualization studies
- Subsonic open return tunnel with a force and moment balance which allows students to study aerodynamic flows