University of the West of England - Wind Tunnels



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The wind tunnel facilities are operated and developed by the department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics in the Faculty of Environment and Technology. The department has two production facilities namely the supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels.  The supersonic facility has a 1” x 4” test section whilst the subsonic facility has two test sections of 5’ x 7’ and 12’ x 12’.  For enquiries relating to the use of the facilities please email or phone the Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics.