Your testing needs met in one unique facility, equipped to test aerodynamics, acoustics, and racing characteristics.
From open-road simulations to aeroacoustic and vehicle aerodynamic development, we are here to work with you. Our team of experts will provide insights into your complex engineering designs.
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
With a turntable capable of 180 degrees of rotation, testing cross-wind and tailwind configurations is a breeze.
Precision frontal vehicle measurement is captured via a laser and camera system to feed into the overall aerodynamic calculation.
The tunnel is able to test in temperatures ranging from 10-50 degrees Celsius while maintaining constant temperature and humidity, which is key to accurately and consistently measuring acoustic performance. Vehicles are made of a variety of materials, such as steel, aluminum, plastics, and carbon fiber, which all expand and contract at various rates. The heat exchanger enables engineers to understand those effects from a wind noise and aerodynamic perspective.
Acoustically, this is the one of the quietest wind tunnels in the world. The 502-microphone array pinpoints noise sources with precision. There are also 54 microphones for in-vehicle sound source detection.
We can create a visual map of the sound, pinpointing its location. This system’s accuracy is within five centimeters, enabling your team to achieve rapid and accurate noise source identification.
Our wind tunnel can help optimize aerodynamic performance of race cars competing in various motorsport events, especially the Indy 500! Our ride height system provides a means to test performance vehicles at varying height, pitch and roll without the need to make modifications to the suspension.
We have a five-belt rolling road system designed for the development of production vehicles.
We also have single/wide belt system designed for testing high-performance sports cars and purpose-built race vehicles.
Our wind tunnel is also home to an aerodynamic research consortium of Honda, The Ohio State University, and TRC. The tunnel has been designed so that setup, changes, and reconfigurations are possible in very short times to maximize the number of tests in a given day. Together, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation.
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