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Wind Tunnels and Aerodynamics
Wind Tunnels and Aerodynamics
Wind Tunnels and Aerodynamics Facilities
Aircraft Research Association - Bedford
ARA are able to offer high quality facilities, technologies, and testing solutions in support of high-velocity aerodynamics of space vehicles.
Coventry University AF100 Wind Tunnel
Coventry University AF80 Wind Tunnel
Coventry University Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Fluid Gravity Engineering Limited
Access to these software tools and services for specific applications is via direct consultancy with Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd. Some packages can also be distributed under commercial or academic license.
Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
National Wind Tunnel Facility
The National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) is an initiative in which (currently) 17 wind tunnels distributed across seven UK universities are made open for up to (25% of time) to external researchers in the UK and abroad, from both university & industry.
NWTF City University of London Low-Turbulence Wind Tunnel
NWTF City University of London Transonic Wind Tunnel
NWTF Cranfield University 8’x4’ Wind Tunnel
NWTF Cranfield University 8’x6’ Wind Tunnel
NWTF Cranfield University Icing Wind Tunnel
NWTF Imperial College Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
NWTF Imperial College Supersonic Facility
NWTF University of Cambridge Supersonic Wind Tunnels
NWTF University of Glasgow’s deHavilland 9’x7’ Wind Tunnel
NWTF University of Southampton Anechoic Wind Tunnel
NWTF University of Southampton R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel
Supersonic Wind Tunnel
Transonic Wind Tunnel
University of Glasgow Blow-Down HSS Tunnel
University of Glasgow ESA Plume-Regolith Testing
University of Glasgow Indraft Trisonic Tunnel
University of Glasgow Shock Tube
University of Glasgow Shock Tunnel
University of Glasgow Wind Tunnels
Here we suimmarise our high-speed trans-, super- and hypersonic wind tunnel facilities likely to be of interest to the space community.
University of Leicester Supersonic Wind Tunnels
University of Leicester Transonic Wind Tunnel
University of Leicester Wind Tunnels
University of Manchester Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
University of Manchester Polysonic Tunnel
University of Manchester Wind Tunnels
The University offers excellent space research capabilities supported by unique experimental facilities including supersonic/hypersonic flows, control systems, space system engineering and remote sensing, and GIS systems.
University of Oxford Hypersonics Group High Density Tunnel
University of Oxford Hypersonics Group Low Density Tunnel Facility
University of Oxford Hypersonics Group T6 Stalker Tunnel
University of Oxford, Oxford Thermofluids Insitute, Hypersonics Group
University of the West of England - Wind Tunnels
The UWE wind tunnel facilities are operated and developed by the department of Engineering, Design & Mathematics in the Faculty of Environment and Technology. The department has two production facilities namely the supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels.
UWE Subsonic Facility
UWE Supersonic Wind Tunnel
Vorticity is a centre of excellence for aerospace systems, engineering consultancy and space systems development, specialising in entry, descent and landing systems for space vehicles.