Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel
The Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel is a College of Engineering facility operated by the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. With a 1.85m-by-1.85m test-section, it is one of the largest university operated wind tunnels in the United States with maximum speeds of 80m/s (corresponding to a Reynolds number of 5,000,000 per meter). In addition to its size, the flow quality is remarkable making it a prime research facility. Along with typical aerodynamic capabilities, the facility was the first to pioneer the hybrid-anechoic configuration with the addition of a removable anechoic test-section allowing for full-scale aero-acoustic testing. This configuration has since become the preferred configuration for large scale aero-acoustic facilties across the world.
The facility has extensive experience offering state-of-the-art research capabilities for academic research projects, efficient and productive testing for industrial applications, and providing large-scale research testing experience to undergraduate students thanks to support from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.
For prospective customers interested in the facility please consult the schedule and e-mail your requests as follows:
- Dr. William Devenport - Tunnel Director [General Information, Scheduling]
- Telephone: (540) 231-4456
- E-Mail: email@example.com
- Dr. Aurelien Borgoltz - Assistant Director [General Information, Scheduling]
- Fax: (540) 231-1959
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill Oetjens - Wind Tunnel Engineer [Technical Information]
- Telephone: (540) 231-5012
- E-Mail: email@example.com
Ongoing opportunities in CFD validation experiments:
- VT-ONR-NATO Activity: AVT-387 Common Research Wind Tunnels for CFD Verification and Validation (interested parties should contact Prof. Chris Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the participation Google form)
- the VT-NASA CFD Turbulence Model Validation Challenge: A Blind Validation CFD Challenge Case for 3D Smooth-Body Turbulent Flow Separation (details and contact information can be found on the VT-NASA CFD Turbulence Model Validation Challenge website)