The open-jet wind tunnel (OJWT) is an open section, closed circuit 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 section, closed circuit.

Nozzle: 1.1m x 1.5m elliptical.

Force balance: 3-component, overhead electronic and mechanical.

Max flow speed: 35m/s.

Turbulence intensity: 1% @ 10m/s, reducing to 0.25% with smaller nozzle and more screens.

Other features: nozzle rotatable to allow vertical major axis, rolling road available.