Our Facilities

The National Wind Tunnel Facilities cover low speed, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic speeds across all sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Civil, Rail and Environmental. Facilities are available to industry and academic users.

Hypersonic

Imperial College London

Designation:
Intermittent impulsive facility
Test Section Size:
0.6 (diameter) x 1 m. Tunnel can accommodate models 800+ mm long if slender.
Maximum Flow Speed:
Mach 9

Hypersonic

University of Manchester

Designation:
Blow-down
Test Section Size:
0.3 x 0.3 x 1m
Nozzle diameter: 0.152m
Maximum Flow Speed:
1.2 km/s

T6 Piston Reflected Shock

University of Oxford

Designation:
Intermittent blowdown
Test Section Size:
0.9 x 0.9 x 1.2 m
Maximum Flow Speed:
8 km/s

High Density Tunnel

University of Oxford

Designation:
Heated Ludwieg Tube
Test Section Size:
Test flow size: 0.25 - 0..35 m (diameter).
Test section size: 2 m diameter, 1.4 m long
Maximum Flow Speed:
Mach 3,4,5,6,7 and 9

Low Density

University of Oxford

Designation:
Rarefied Flow
Test Section Size:
0.18m (diameter)
Maximum Flow Speed:
Mach 5.5 – 9