University of Leicester Wind Tunnels


The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s leading universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.


The College of Sciences and Engineering hosts three wind tunnels capable of transonic and supersonic testing. These are complemented by two water tables for testing high speed vehicles by hydraulic analogy. Bespoke rigs can be developed to make use of the 8m3 high pressure air storage, currently running at 40 bar gauge expandable to 70 bar abs (1000 psig), using 2 in and 3 in diameter-controlled outlets.


These public facilities are currently accessible to interested parties wishing to undertake collaborative or contract research. Proposals for collaborative academic research with 4* journal publications or REF impact are welcome on a free access base. Contract research proposals seeking time on the facility at a daily rate are welcome, for commercial research. Consultancy work undertaken under negotiable IPR and NDA.