Icing Wind Tunnel

Refurbished in 2014, the Icing Wind Tunnel can simulate super-cooled droplets icing environment and study the influence of ice on airframes or aero propulsion system. The test section is 2.0 m long with 400mm (height) × 400 mm (width) in cross section. Its maximum wind speed is 100 m/s (224 mph) and the lowest airflow temperature is -25°C. The size of water droplets varies from 10 to 100 μm. The liquid water content can be adjusted from 0.05 ~ 10 g/m3.

Currently, Dr. Hu and his research group are studying the icing of aircraft wings, as part of a $360,000 grant from the Nation Science Foundation. The Icing Wind Tunnel is located in the Wind Simulation and Testing (WiST) Laboratory in 1380 Howe Hall.


Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours

Aerospace Engineering main office

Access is by appointment only. Call (515) 294-5666 or email aere-info@iastate.edu.

Advising Offices: The Aerospace Engineering advising offices are closed. Students should contact their advisers by email or click the “Schedule an Advising Appointment” button below.

Howe Hall emergency contact: Jim Benson, Building Supervisor, 515-294-4946