Closed Return Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

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    Closed Return Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

    Specifications

    The Mechanical Engineering Department Closed Return Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel is a commercial closed return wind tunnel manufactured by Engineering Laboratory Design (ELD), Model 407A. The wind tunnel has an overall length of 34 ft and the test section has a cross section of 2 ft x 2 ft. The wind tunnel is powered by a 50 HP axial fan capable of delivering flow velocities as high as 55 m/s or 120 mph in the test section. The test section is equipped with a two axis force balance allowing measurement of lift and drag forces on the test article. Details of the Wind Tunnel can be found in the ELD website.