AER Facilities

3’x3’ Low-Speed Wind Tunnel

The 3’x3’ Low Speed Wind Tunnel is an open-loop facility capable of 135mph (60m/s) flows. It is housed within the historic Aerodynamics Laboratory that was built in 1917 to house the first wind tunnel in the northwest that was funded by donations from the Boeing Aircraft Company. The current wind tunnel is heavily used for undergraduate labs and projects in the winter and spring quarters and for research the remainder of the year.

Location: See map.

Tunnel Capabilities

  • Wind speeds: 15-60 m/s (34-135 mph)
  • Test Section: 3’x3’x8’
  • 9:1 contraction ratio