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Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions Workshop

A big thank you to Professor Holger Babinsky for hosting the Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions workshop at the University of Cambridge. Attended by industrial and academic researchers from around the UK, this event brought together UK talent to share knowledge, create connections and spark new ideas. To find out about… read more

Training Workshop at the University of Glasgow

Thank you to those who took part in the training workshop at the deHavilland wind tunnel at the University of Glasgow and thank you to Dr Richard Green for hosting. These workshops transfer knowledge, create new connections and spark new ideas. Workshops are open to all UK based… read more

£23m UKRI investment for NWTF

The NWTF has been awarded a £23m UKRI infrastructure investment. The funding will provide world-class facilities and equipment to help maintain the UK’s position as a science superpower in line with the ambitions set out in the government’s Science and Technology Framework. Funding includes: £23 million for 11 new… read more

NWTF Conference 2023

Thank you to everyone who took part in the NWTF Conference at the University of Birmingham on the 25th and 26th of May. The downloadable presentations are highlighted on the schedule below and are followed by the posters. Day 1 – 25th May 2023 Time Session Presenter/Topic 09:30-10:30… read more

National Wind Tunnel Facility Conference. Birmingham, 25th – 26th May 2023

About the conference The National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) conference aims to bring together the industrial and academic wind tunnel community to: Visit the conference website here. Conference Venue The Exchange is a stunning building that has recently and carefully been restored to its former glory. The venue is perfectly located… read more

NWTF is hiring an Experimental Database Coordinator

Job Title: Experimental Database Coordinator Location: University of Loughborough Contract Type: Full time and fixed term until 31 March 2026 Salary: £32,348 – £42,155 per annum Apply here: Job Purpose: To lead the development and delivery of an experimental database for the EPSRC National Wind Tunnel Facility…. read more

NWTF is hiring a Group Projects Manager

Job Title: Group Projects Manager Location: Imperial College London Contract Type: Full time, fixed term for 36 months. Salary: £51,115 to £61,549 Apply Here: Purpose of the post: The UK National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF), is coordinated by Imperial College London. This initiative involves 22 tunnels distributed… read more

£1.2m Network Grant Awarded to the NWTF

NWTF are delighted to announce a £1.2m EPSRC Network Grant award. Activities will include: Knowledge Exchange: Industry/Academia Group Research Projects: Experimental Database: Community involvement in NWTF: For further announcements on Network activities, sign up to the NWTF newsletter here or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Malaysian Researchers use Manchester’s Hypersonic Wind Tunnel to evaluate hybrid flow control devices that reduce shockwave-induced flow separation.

Funded by STFC-Malaysia Newton fund, a team of researchers from the Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia undertook experiments in the hypersonic wind tunnel at The University of Manchester for three weeks in November 2021. The aim of the project is to investigate shockwave control using hybrid micro vortex generators… read more

MENtOR testing begins at Cranfield 8×6 wind tunnel.

The MENtOR rotor test rig is currently being tested at the NWTF 8×6 wind tunnel at the University of Cranfield. MENtOR is a test program developed by the UK Vertical Lift Network (UKVLN) to develop simulation tools and experimental facilities for rotorcraft research. This program enables high quality… read more