28 January 2011

New wind tunnel at Western Ontario

In a NewsFocus piece in Science entitled "Treading Air", the new hypobaric wind tunnel at the University of Western Ontario is described. In this wind tunnel the temperature, air pressure and humidity can be controlled. This tunnel is therefore ideal for studying physiology during flight in way not possible in other wind tunnels. This tunnel is also equipped with a PIV-system, and the article tells that airflow around the wing-tips of a starling has been studied. We wish our wind tunnel colleagues at Western Ontario, led by Chris Guglielmo (see image), the best of luck with their wind tunnel and look forward to see their first results published soon.

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