National Wind Tunnel Facility

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What is the National Wind Tunnel Facility?

The National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) is a group of 23 strategically important wind tunnels distributed across 12 universities throughout the UK. In 2014 EPSRC and ATI invested £13.3m in the development of these facilities to keep the UK at the forefront of aerodynamic and fluid mechanics research. In return, the universities have made the facilities available up to 25% of the time to UK based academic and industry researchers.

To date, hundreds of researchers and over 70 UK businesses have made use of the facilities. The NWTF is managed by academics from each of the universities and a centralised project manager. In 2019 five new strategically important university facilities were added to the NWTF portfolio.

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Wind tunnels by location

The National Wind Tunnel Facilities are located at universities across the UK. Use the map to find a facility near you.

Full list of wind tunnels