Burlington Wind Tunnels
SOH Wind Engineering has constructed two new large wind tunnels in Burlington, Vermont, USA.
With the new tunnels the possibilities within wind tunnel measurements are extended and experiments can be carried out at a much larger scale. The wind tunnels will be used for calibration of anemometers as well as for structural engineering purposes.
The Burlington wind tunnels have a closed return flow and consist of 2 parallel tunnels. Each wind tunnel is fully operational on its own as it is forming a closed circuit with its own fan and separate return flow. The test section of each wind tunnel is 3 x 3 m. Optionally the two tunnels can be combined creating an even larger test section of up to 6 x 3 m (w x h).
The wind was turned on for the first time in two of the four wind tunnels in September 2012. In January 2013 Vermount´s local TV-station visited the Burlington Wind Tunnel. See the two minutes news clip from the wind tunnels here and read the press impressions from the grand opening in March 2013: Williston Observer, VTDigger , Burlington Free Press
The calibration procedure and quality assurance has lead to an accreditation by ANAB declaring that SOH Wind Engineering LLC now performs the calibrations of anemometers in a way that fulfil the international standard ISO 17025. SOH Wind Engineering is also a member of MEASNET.
SOH Wind Enginnering has the ability to add two additional wind tunnels to their facility. These two additional wind tunnels would allow for more capacity or could be combined with the existing tunnels to make a test section up to 12 x 3 m (w x h).