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Low-Speed Wind Tunnel

Improve Aerodynamic Efficiency

The Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Lab at the University of Dayton School of Engineering is a research and teaching hub for our engineering students to explore ways to improve aerodynamic efficiency. This exploration is achieved through a mélange of aerodynamic techniques including:

  1. Force-based experiments
  2. Pressure wake surveys
  3. Optical flow diagnostic techniques
  4. Hot-wire anemometry
  5. Flow visualization

The test section of the University's low-speed wind tunnel can be converted from an open-jet configuration to a closed-jet configuration. The wind tunnel also houses a state-of-the-art shuttering system, which can modulate the frequency of the freestream up to 5Hz with programmable profiles (sinusoidal, sawtooth, hover to forward flight transition, etc). Apart from research projects performed by graduate students, the wind tunnel has supported innumerable class and senior capstone design projects.

Tour De Space: A Tour of the Low Speed Wind Tunnel

A lab tour of The University of Dayton’s Low Speed Wind Tunnel.


Low-Speed Wind Tunnel, Dr. Sidaard Gunasekaran, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469