ViGYAN's Low Speed Wind Tunnel
Designed and built in-house, ViGYAN's Low Speed Wind Tunnel is located at our main ViGYAN business site in Hampton, Virginia, in the Aero-Fluids Laboratory building behind our offices in the Langley Research and Development Park. The low-speed, open-return-design tunnel has been in operation since 1988, serving the aerodynamic testing requirements of government agencies and commercial customers, in addition to supporting ViGYAN's own on-going, internal research and development.
The facility has recently undergone a major renovation of its model-support, electronics, and data-acquisition systems. The Tunnel's state-of-the-art, automated systems provide excellent force and moment, pressure and flow-visualization capabilities.
Facility staffing includes engineers, model builders and technicians, model systems engineers, and instrumentation/data acquisition and reduction specialists.
|ViGYAN Low Speed Wind Tunnel|
|Test Section||Size 3 x 4 ft.|
|Speed||25 - 120 mph|
|Reynolds Number||.2 to 1.1 x 106|
|Mach||.035 to .157|
For experiments requiring test conditions or model sizes not suited to the ViGYAN Wind Tunnel, ViGYAN also has access to a number of NASA Langley Research Center wind tunnels through an existing Space Act Agreement.