About the Wind tunnel: 2.1m by 1.5m by 4.4m
This is the second largest of our wind tunnels and has a closed jet, high-speed working section. It also features a 4.6m by 3.7m low speed section which is larger than the R J Mitchell tunnel.
It is used for ground-effect aerodynamic work, academic research and teaching. Industrial tests, including sail tests for America’s Cup and round the world racing yachts have been carried out here.
Consultancy and commercial hire
We offer expert advice through our consultancy services which include:
- technical support
- design and drawing
- results analysis and interpretation
Our support workshops offer metalworking, model making and jig manufacture facilities.
You can also hire the tunnel to carry out your own testing, with our expertise on hand should you need it. Gill Instruments have used this tunnel to calibrate their range of anemometers and meteorological instruments.