Our group of 30 was guided by John Komar, M.Eng., P.Eng., Director of Operations. He provided an enthusiastic tour and indicated the wind tunnel and 5 other test cells were available to all interested in the capability. OASETT and IEEE members also participated.
Below we see John explaining the completely laminar air flow over the 4 wheel dynamometer. The dynamometer is mounted on a turntable which can be used to test vehicles in crosswinds. To provide greater comfort for our group, John selected 25% UV exposure rather than rain, freezing rain, or blizzard conditions as we basked in the dry heat and Arizona wind inside the tunnel.
Other test chambers are useful for testing resistance to road vibrations or 6 degree of freedom vibration. Below is an anechoic vibration test chamber. This room is useful for sensing the noise related to vibration.