Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory (WERFL)
The Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory (WERFL) was constructed in Lubbock,
Texas on the campus of Texas Tech University in 1989. Since that point in time it
has produced high quality data that is commonly used for validation of wind tunnel
and computational fluid dynamic results. The facility, located at Reese Technology
Center, consists of a 160 ft meteorological tower instrumented at 5 heights (8', 13',
33', 70', and 160') and a 30'x45'x13' high test structure. Wind flow from an azimuth
angle of approximately 280° flows through the tower and then impacts the test building.