The low-speed wind tun­nel at Braun­schweig

The low-speed wind tunnel
The low-speed wind tun­nel at Braun­schweig
Credit: DNW.

The low-speed wind tunnel at Braunschweig

On 2 De­cem­ber 2010, the Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (Deutsches Zen­trum für Luft- und Raum­fahrt; DLR) opened the world's most pow­er­ful aero-acous­tic wind tun­nel in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ger­man-Dutch Wind Tun­nels (Deutsch-Nieder­ländis­che Wind­kanäle; DNW). Sci­en­tists use wind tun­nels to in­ves­ti­gate the aero-acous­tic prop­er­ties of ob­jects such as air­craft en­gines and wings. Not on­ly is the Braun­schweig wind tun­nel one of the most pow­er­ful of its kind, but al­so it is so ver­sa­tile that it can be used for cars as well as planes. This presents new pos­si­bil­i­ties in which to record and re­duce sources of noise pol­lu­tion.

On 2 December 2010, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) opened the world's most powerful aero-acoustic wind tunnel in collaboration with German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (Deutsch-Niederländische Windkanäle; DNW). Scientists use wind tunnels to investigate the aero-acoustic properties of objects such as aircraft engines and wings. Not only is the Braunschweig wind tunnel one of the most powerful of its kind, but also it is so versatile that it can be used for cars as well as planes. This presents new possibilities in which to record and reduce sources of noise pollution.

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