Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel Open House Nov. 16

MIT Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel
September 21, 2017

Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel Open House Nov 16

The MIT community is invited to step inside the Institute's famous Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel during the MIT Activities Committee/Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's WBWT Open House, Thursday, November 16, 2017, from noon until 1:30 pm. During that time, the tunnel will be in operation so visitors can experience first-hand the air current as it flows through the test section. The event is open to all current and retired MIT staff, students, faculty, and alumni with MIT ID. Visitors will be presented with a certificate proclaiming them an "Official MIT Wind Tunnel Distinguished Model Subject."

Reservations for this tour will begin on Thursday, Sept. 7 on the MITAC website.

Since 1938, MIT's Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel has played a major role in the development of aerospace, civil engineering and architectural systems. In recent years, faculty research interests generated long-range studies of unsteady airfoil flow fields, jet engine inlet-vortex behavior, aeroelastic tests of unducted propeller fans, and panel methods for tunnel wall interaction effects. Industrial testing has included helicopter antenna pods, and in-flight trailing cables, stationary and vehicle mounted ground antenna configurations, the aeroelastic dynamics of airport control tower configurations, Olympic ski gear, space suits, racing bicycles, subway station entrances, and Olympic rowing shells, and power-generating wind turbines.

Additional information on the Open House will be forthcoming in the Special Events section of the MITAC website.