Wind Tunnel & WindEEE
Guided by: Eric Ho (Research Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel) and Andrew Mathers (Project Engineer, WindEEE)
Wed. Feb. 20th,
Tour 1: 11:00am -12:00pm -OR-
Tour 2: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Eric Ho and Andrew Mathers for a tour of Western’s Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, and the WindEEE mini-dome (a small-scale working model of the facility being built at Western’s Advanced Manufacturing Park).
The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
(BLWTL) researchers have carried out innovative design studies on major structures around the world and examined the effects of wind on tall buildings, long-span bridges and other structures. Researchers also work on solving environmental problems such as wind-driven rain and predictions of the effects of severe wind storms.
The WindEEE mini-dome model
represents a technological breakthrough in the study of wind-related phenomena and has the capability of simulating high intensity winds – including tornados, downbursts, gust fronts or low-level nocturnal currents – that cannot be created in existing wind tunnels. The WindEEE Dome will be used to understand the impact of storms on buildings and structures, wind turbines, forests and crops. It will also improve the positioning and design of wind farms and study pollutant and contaminant dispersal.
Meet at the Wind Tunnel building, located just South of Spencer Engineering Building, and to the West of Thompson Engineering Building (between TEB and Western Rd.). (View campus map at www.uwo.ca/maps