UC Davis Aeronautical Wind Tunnel Facility


Overview

Specifications

Schematics

Research

Academics

Location

More photos

Contact
information

Aeronautical Design
Group

Other UCD
wind tunnels

MAE
home page

College of
Engineering
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UC Davis
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AEROLAB

Installed in May 1997, the UC Davis Aeronautical Wind Tunnel is used for both academic instruction and university affiliated research. The AWT is an open circuit tunnel with a 33.6" x 48" closed test section. A 125 horsepower motor produces a maximum velocity of 165 mph through the test section. Turbulence levels have been determined to be < 0.1% throughout the velocity range. A pyramidal balance measures all six force and moment components over a wide range of angle of attack and angle of yaw.


Technical specifications
Quantitative details on performance and control

Schematics
Technical drawings and dimensions

Research
Research at UC Davis with the AWT

Academics
Academic courses using the AWT

Location
Where to find the UC Davis Aeronautical Wind Tunnel Facility and how to get there

More photos
A collection of photos of the AWT

Contact information
Contacts for additional information about the AWT and these web pages

Aeronautical Design Group
Information on Professor C.P. van Dam's Aeronautical Design Group

Other UC Davis wind tunnels
Information on the other wind tunnel facilities at UC Davis