The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) is an open circuit, blow-down tunnel, designed, built and commissioned by the Aeromechanical Systems Group. The Aeromechanical Systems Group is a research group based at the Defence Academy of the UK in Shrivenham, with diverse expertise in both aeronautical and power systems.

Summary of applications

  • Type: Open circuit, blow-down
  • Working section: 0.76m x 0.13m
  • Max flow: 30m/s
  • Turbulence intensity: 0.15%
  • Other features: Adjustable roof to control streamwise pressure gradients alternative working sections available