National Wind Tunnel Facility

The NWTF has been awarded a £23m UKRI infrastructure investment. Learn more about the next phase of the National Wind Tunnel Facility by clicking on the link below.

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27th August 2024 - 30th August 2024
University of Southampton
RJ Mitchell Wind Tunnel

What is the National Wind Tunnel Facility?

The National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) is a group of 22 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.

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