Our facilities

We have many world-class, large scale and national facilities that enhance the quality and value of our research and teaching. You can browse our facilities below or filter your results by using the search box on the right. Many of our facilities are available for external use.


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    3D print hub

    Providing 3D printing services, support and professional training

  • Wind Tunnel

    8x4 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

    The atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel is a purpose-built facility designed specifically to simulate flow fields associated with atmospheric winds.

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    8x6 Wind Tunnel

    The 2.4 x 1.8m wind tunnel facility was designed to test and develop air-vehicle performance.

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    Accident Investigation Facilities

    Cranfield’s Accident Investigation Laboratory supports the work which is carried out in the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre.

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    Aeronautics Centre

    Nine wind tunnels under the curatorship of the Aeromechanical Systems Group

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    Aerospace Autonomy Laboratory

    Research into autonomy involves medium and large aerial platforms, developing algorithms, sensors, communications and network systems for aerospace

  • Airspace simulator

    Air Traffic Management Laboratory

    Providing a holistic approach for transformational research in air transportation and air traffic management

  • CDS CFI Biomechanics

    Biomechanics Laboratories

    A world-renowned research group which are able to investigate human and biological remains in a safe and secure manner

  • Boundary layer Tunnel

    Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

    BLWT is an open circuit, blow-down tunnel which was commissioned, designed, and built by the Aeromechanical Systems Group

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    Breakthrough Innovation Hub

    Providing design, build and testing spaces devoted to interdisciplinary research across science, engineering and design

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    Cabin Evacuation Facility

    Cranfield has two aircraft cabin simulators, a large Cabin Evacuation Simulator and a narrow body Cabin Simulator

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    Clean Room

    We use our class 100,000 cleanroom to assemble spacecraft payloads for launch into space.

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    Closed Section Wind Tunnel

    CSWT is a closed section, closed circuit tunnel which has been designed, built and commissioned by the Aeromechanical Systems Group

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    Closed Section Wind Tunnel - Small Section

    A closed section, closed circuit tunnel, designed, built and commissioned by the Aeromechanical Systems Group

  • Cranfield Impact Centre

    Cranfield Impact Centre

    An internationally respected facility with expertise in vehicle crashworthiness and occupant simulation