Bill James Wind Tunnel
A low speed wind tunnel used by both undergraduates for Lab experience and graduate students for research. Can reach a max speed of 150 mph.
A low speed tunnel used primarily by Dr. Hu and his research group to perform PIV (Particle Imaging Velocimetry) measurements, a technique by which a flow field can be visualized.
Laminar Flow Tunnel
A low speed tunnel used primarily by Dr. Wlezien and his research group. The tunnel creates flow which is laminar (straight and smooth) for low speed aerodynamic testing.
A low speed tunnel uised primarily by Dr. Hu and Dr. Rye Waldman. The tunnel can simulate what happens when ice forms on objects immersed in a flow.
Flight Simulator Lab
The Flight Simulator lab was created specifically to address the requirements of AeroE 301, Flight Experience. The lab is equipped with four high fidelity desk top simulators and uses an extremely accurate software package. The simulators provide the students a robust, detailed, immersive and challenging flight experience. Additionally, the lab has a small briefing room were students are able to make presentations to complete the requirements for the course.
Make-to-Innovate (M2I) Lab
The M:2:I complex is dedicated lab space for fabrication projects. The lab provides more sophisticated tools such as a 3D foam cutter, a CNC machine, additive manufacturing, electronics design and fabrication and other composites manufacturing capabilities. This lab houses and electronic facility, spacecraft clean room, and final assembly facility.
Tornado Micro-burst Simulator
A tornado/microburst simulator with a text section of 20 ft wide x 34 ft length x 18ft high and capabilities for generating a translating microburst-like jet (6.0 ft diameter) and a tornado-like vortex (4.0 ft diameter) for model testing; 18 ft in diameter; 12 ft tall; top speed of vortex is 55 mph. Includes flow visualization, pressure, and flow diagnostics capabilities.
Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer Tunnel (AABL)
Aerodynamics test section is 8 feet wide and 6 feet high; wind speeds to 110 mph. A gust generator works independent of fan speed and can almost instantly increase mean wind speeds by 25 percent. closed- and open-circuit capabilities. PIV, pressure, and force measurement capabilities.