WindEEE Dome – the world’s first test chamber specialized in 3D flow simulations

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23 September

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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WindEEE Research Institute


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WindEEE Dome - the world’s first test chamber specialized in 3D flow simulations

Take a tour of Western’s WindEEE Dome

Western Engineering will be opening their doors of the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Dome to the public as part of the 2017 Green Energy Doors Open, an annual province-sustainable energy projects, organized by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA).

Doors will be open on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Two onsite tours will be held at 10:00am & 12:00pm.

This public event is free of charge, but attendance is limited to 30 person per tour. To secure your spot, click HERE.

About the WindEEE Dome:

The Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Dome at Western University is a one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional and time-dependent wind testing facility. WindEEE is able to create a wide variety of wind testing facility. WindEEE is able to create a wide variety of wind systems including tornadoes, downbursts and gusts.

WindEEE does this by varying the configuration, speed and direction of 106 individually controlled fans located around the 25 meter hexagonal test chamber. Utilizing these capabilities, all kinds of equipment and structures (including wind turbines and solar panels) can be designed, tested and optimized for real world wind scenarios.

The WindEEE Dome is the only facility in the world that can:

  • Create any type of wind system, including tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoons, and downbursts
  • Customize testing to specific regions for managing risk for severe weather
  • Measure the wind energy potential of a structure, town or city
  • Validate wind farm design with realistic atmospheric turbulence and sheer conditions
  • Become the world’s most sophisticated weather machine to mimic rain, dust and ice storms, as well as testing patterns of airborne pollutant
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