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The Revolutionary WindEEE Dome: Wind Tunnel Simulates Real Weather Events

By: Adriana Rezai-Stevens

The Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute, or WindEEE, is a located in London, Ontario and is affiliated with Western University. Their aim is to be a “global leader in wind research and innovation”, and they have done just that with their WindEEE Dome. This dome is the world’s first wind tunnel in the shape of a hexagon, differing from the traditional tube-shaped domes, and is the world’s first test chamber specialized in three-dimensional flow simulations. A wind tunnel is used in aerodynamic research, where engineers study the effects of air moving past solid objects. According to NASA, wind tunnels are typically used to move air over a vehicle to simulate environmental conditions during flight. (more…)