Florida Tech Students Create ‘WINDS’ of Change for Aerospace Engineering Experimental Wind Tunnel

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aerospace engineering students at Florida Tech recently upgraded the university’s wind tunnel

ABOVE VIDEO: A team of aerospace engineering students recently upgraded the university’s wind tunnel for future student research projects. (Video by Florida Tech)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A team of aerospace engineering students at Florida Tech recently upgraded the university’s wind tunnel for future student research projects.

WINDS: Wind Tunnel Integration of New Data Aquisition Systems was designed by Rituparna Basu, Karoline Pearce, Nathan Alston, Jian Zhang, Jianing Wang, Yingnan Zhai, Suhail Al-Wahaibi and Alita Regi.

The goal of the tunnel was to provide additional testing capacity and options for aerospace engineers to conduct aerodynamic testing.

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Previously, the university’s wind tunnel was able to measure lift and drag. The team was able to modify the tunnel to also measure side-forces, pitching, rolling and yawing moments.

The tunnel can be used in the heat convection course and experimental dynamics course.

A team of aerospace engineering students at Florida Tech recently upgraded the university’s wind tunnel for future student research projects.
WINDS: Wind Tunnel Integration of New Data Aquisition Systems was designed by Rituparna Basu, Karoline Pearce, Nathan Alston, Jian Zhang, Jianing Wang, Yingnan Zhai, Suhail Al-Wahaibi and Alita Regi. The goal of the tunnel was to provide additional testing capacity and options for aerospace engineers to conduct aerodynamic testing. (Florida Tech video image)

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