Wind Tunnel

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      United States

    Asset Details


    SAFL has a large-scale wind tunnel design to study the boundary layer effects on natural and or/urban environments. The wind tunnel can provide a circulating or once-through flow of air that can reach 148 feet/second. It is equipped with a glass observation wall, surface variation capabilities, a rotating turntable, smoke generator, laser instrumentation, and temperature control that allows researchers to study effects of thermal stratification in the atmosphere on structures.


    • wind energy
    • tunnel
    • wind

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  • Research Output

    Comparison of different driving modes for the wind turbine wake in wind tunnels

    Dou, B., Yang, Z., Guala, M., Qu, T., Lei, L. & Zeng, P., Apr 1 2020, In : Energies. 13, 8, 1915.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Experimental investigation of the performance and wake effect of a small-scale wind turbine in a wind tunnel

    Dou, B., Guala, M., Lei, L. & Zeng, P., Jan 1 2019, In : Energy. 166, p. 819-833 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 18 Scopus citations

    Experimental investigation of the power performance of a minimal wind turbine array in an atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel

    Dou, B., Guala, M., Zeng, P. & Lei, L., Sep 15 2019, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 196, p. 906-919 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations