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.