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.