Wind Tunnel Laboratory


This space is both a classroom and a lab for aerodynamics courses. Both teaching and testing take place here, allowing students both a theoretical and hands-on approach to learning. This lab holds seven wind tunnels, one with smoke trail capabilities, with the main wind tunnel able to reach approximately 220 mph in its closed circuit system. Open-circuit wind tunnels are available, as well as a supersonic wind tunnel that can reach speeds of Mach 3.5.

The supersonic wind tunnel tests how air foils and small-scale models interact with the air, and features a camera and mirror system than can take pictures of the shock waves coming off of the item being tested. This lab is next to the Robotics Lab and has direct access to the Propulsion Lab.

Lab Information

Location: Building 71
Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email

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