The National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) is an initiative in which
(currently) 17 wind tunnels distributed across seven UK universities are made
open access (for up to 25% of time) to external researchers in the UK and
abroad, from both university and industry based. A number of world-class wind
tunnels, including large, low-speed wind tunnels, an anechoic tunnel, an icing
tunnel, a large hydrostatic tow-tank, transonic/supersonic tunnels, a low Kn
number facility, and hypersonic wind tunnels.
Researchers from both academic and industrial institutions
are welcome to make use of the facilities within NWTF. The website provides a
data sheet for every facility available. Interested researchers are to initiate
contact with the Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details,
discuss facility options, resources required, timing, IP protection, initiation
of discussion with the selected facility, and agreement with the facility about
the allocated time and resources.