Wind Tunnel

Wind Tunnels & Research Services

Links to organisations and companies offering wind tunnel services and aerodynamic research for motorsport and general automotive applications.

Wind Tunnels & Research Services

C&B Consultants
Jacobs Technology
MIRA
University of Durham
Windshear, Concord, USA

Windshear WindTunnel - Open Section

Wind Tunnels & Research Services

C&B Consultants
C&B International was founded initially as an overseas base for C&B (UK) to supplement the HPD Champ car development programme. From this beginning it has developed into a high quality composites manufacturing facility in its own right. The facility provided the skill to pattern, mould and produce full size parts, which had been wind tunnel tested at 40% for the Honda powered teams. Most of these teams are based in the Indianapolis area, so this proved to be a very convenient location for C&B.

Jacobs Technology
Jacobs is the world’s premiere supplier of automotive test facilities including wind tunnels, providing a full range of services to commercial automotive industry customers. Customers include not only the world’s major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also Formula One and NASCAR clients from the international motorsports community. We have provided comprehensive services ranging from site planning and design to installation, commissioning, and facility operation. Our experience base encompasses virtually every type of automotive test facility, including climatic and driveability wind tunnels; aerodynamic, acoustic, and thermodynamic wind tunnels; emissions test rooms; soak rooms; altitude chambers; engine and powertrain test cells; and electromagnetic anechoic chambers.

MIRA
The UK’s only full-scale wind tunnel is a cost-effective solution for the aerodynamic development and testing of a wide range of applications.  Our wind tunnel is available for hire to private individuals as well as major automotive OEMs and motorsport teams.  The tunnel is just one of a range of complementary secure facilities all located on one site. These include a model-scale wind tunnel, climatic wind tunnels, thermofluids laboratory and our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling suite.

University of Durham
Durham researchers have made a major contribution to the aerodynamic research and design of many highly successful racing cars including the Le Mans winning Jaguar sports cars.  Our expertise extends to F1, Sports cars, and Champ cars.

Windshear, Concord, USA
US~based Wirldshear will open in 2008 as the most advanced wind tunnel of its kind. Located In Charlotte North Carolina, It will be the world’s first commercially available full-scale, single belt, rolling road wind tunnel availale for testing and devlopment puposes. Windshear accommodates 100% full- scale vehicles, providing airspeeds up to 180mph and temperatures within 10 C The high- tech rolling road, 3.2 x 9 metres long, is a continuous stainless. steel belt I mm thick Windshear will operate continuously with a staff of 25. The facility will be available for hire to motor sports teams and manufacturers worldwide.


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