Trent Environmental

Wind Tunnel


A world-class research facility established for the study of aeolian processes

About Us

TEWT is a low-speed, open-loop wind tunnel research facility designed for simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer both in clean air and with sediment transport. The development of this facility was completed entirely 'in-house' with funds provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Trent University (TU-NSRC).

Low temperature simulation (down to -10ยบ C) and full humidity control are several of the primary distinguishing features of this facility.

Research Interests

Physics of particle transport * Wind erosion * Aeolian geomorphology and morphodynamics * Dust emission * Air quality *Boundary layer flows * Fluid dynamics and turbulence * Climate effects (temperature and humidity)