If you would like to use any of the EnFlo or other laboratory facilities, please contact Alan Robins.
Below are the specifications for the wind tunnels at the EnFlo laboratory.
Meteorological Wind Tunnel
The EnFlo meteorological wind tunnel features comprehensive inlet flow and surface heating and cooling systems for generation of neutral, stable and unstable boundary layers and neutral and stable free flows.
Other key features include two three dimensional, computer controlled traversing gears, tracer supply systems, calibration facilities, a turntable and extensive condition monitoring. The tunnel and all associated capabilities operate under full computer control, enabling prolonged unmanned operation.
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The towing tank is designed for the study of flow phenomenon in which local buoyancy effects are important, such as plume dispersion, downburst modelling etc. Where required, cross-flow is simulated by towing experiments through the tank and a large carriage is installed for carrying equipment in such circumstances.
- Length 12 m
- Width 1.25 m
- Depth 1 m (maximum)
- Carriage 1.5 x 1.5 m
- Towing speed 0.03 to 0.3 m/s.