Research Facilities -
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
Located on the main TTU campus, a closed circuit wind tunnel offers a 1.8 x 1.2 meter test
section capable of wind speeds up to 45 m/s. The facility also hosts a
tornado vortex simulator and a Pulsed Jet Wind Tunnel to simulate
thunderstorm downbursts. (The wind tunnel is currently undergoing renovation.) A new, larger scale, multi-fan wind tunnel, VORTECH, is
located at the Reese Technology Center.
(Above) The wind tunnel on campus in the ME building.
(Above) Dr. Darryl James stands outside the VORTECH machine.
(Above) Smoke showing the tornado movement inside the VORTECH machine.
(Above) Dr. James works closely with media to explain his research.