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.

Transonic/Supersonic

City University London

Designation:
Closed return, induction driven
Test Section Size:
0.91 x 0.91 x 3m
6.75:1 contraction ratio.
Maximum Flow Speed:
Mach 2

Supersonic / Transonic 1&2

University of Cambridge

Designation:
Open Return blow down
Test Section Size:
0.12 x 0.2 x 0.6m

NOTE: Two identical facilities
Maximum Flow Speed:
Mach 0.6 - 3.5

Supersonic

Imperial College London

Designation:
Intermittent hybrid blow-down / suck-down arrangement.
Test Section Size:
0.15 x 0.15 x 2 m (max)
20:1 contraction ratio
Maximum Flow Speed:
600 ms¯¹