AER Facilities

Aerospace Engineering Research (AER) Facilities

The A&A department engineering facilities include infrastructure necessary to support instruction and research.

Kirsten Wind TunnelKirsten Wind Tunnel
The Kirsten Wind Tunnel is a closed circuit, double return wind tunnel with a 10-foot long, 8' x 12' test section. Two sets of 14' 9"-diameter seven-bladed propellers move the air up to 200 MPH through the test section. Computer-automated model positioning and data acquisition system ensures testing efficiency and precise measurements, while a networked data reduction and plotting system allows for immediate data visibility. (Contact Jack Ross for more information.)
UWAA ShopC. Bossart Machine Shop
The Aeronautics and Astronautics shop offers the campus community a wide array of fabrication services for your research needs. We can assist in your design, prototype and fabrication during all phases of your project. We have a range of modern machining tools.
3x3 Wind Tunnel3' x 3' Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Open loop, with a test section (3ft x 3ft x 8ft), capable of speeds of 125 MPH.