Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer Tunnel

The AABL is a closed-circuit wind tunnel with two test sections include aerodynamics test section and atmospheric test section. The Aerodynamics test section is 8 feet wide and 6 feet high, and the wind speeds varies from 23 mph to 110 mph. The atmospheric boundary layer test section is 8 feet wide and 7.25 feet high with length of 65 feet. In addition, a gust generator works independent of fan speed and can almost instantly increase mean wind speeds by 25 percent. The wind tunnel can be switched between closed- and open-circuit through controlling the door open or not at the first and second corners. The capabilities of AABL include PIV, pressure, and force measurement.

Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Spring Break office hours, March 18-22: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946