The University of Maine’s Crosby Laboratory is home to a relatively unused “wind machine” consisting of an electric, 40 horsepower fan rated to move air at 23000 cfm. It blows into an open ended 8 ft. by 8 ft. by 16 ft. wooden box. While the current setup is capable of moving models and structures, it falls short in its capabilities of analyzing aerodynamic forces. The University of Maine’s design team, made up of senior Mechanical Engineering students, is tasked with designing and building a new tunnel that will be capable of accurately testing aerodynamic characteristics of models and prototypes.

https://sites.google.com/site/umainewindtunnelstructure/  Instrumentation
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The Wind Tunnel Teams would like to take the time to say thanks to our sponsors:
http://www.omgroofing.com/   http://macemachine.com/index1.php