What's New: Recirculating Wind Tunnel

October 25, 2018

Published in Utah State Engineer — Oct. 25 2018 — This year, the MAE Department acquired a new wind tunnel for use in thermal and fluid dynamics labs. The recirculating-style tunnel was designed and built by Engineering Laboratory Design in Lake City, Minn. It will be used primarily for undergraduate laboratories and demonstrations and some graduate courses.

Quick Facts:

  • Manufacturer: Engineering Laboratory Design of Lake City, Minnesota
  • Arrangement: Recirculating
  • Test Section: 24”x24”x48” with easy-access, one-piece glass panels
  • Velocity Range: Up to 180 fps (122 mph)
  • Motor: 50 HP
  • Footprint: 35’x12’
  • Height: 8’
  • Weight: 4000 lbs
  • Fun fact: When it runs, it warms the air up. A heat exchanger is used to cool the air back down


Media Contact: Matt Jensen – Utah State University, College of Engineering | matthew.jensen@usu.edu | office: 435-797-8170