lab1The wind tunnels control room, visited by late Prime Minister Golda Meir in the seventies,

The foundation of the Technion Wind Tunnel Complex in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering was set up in the sixties. The uniqueness of the complex lies in the almost complete coverage of the relevant Mach number range for aerodynamic research. It consists of four tunnels: two in the incompressible subsonic range (M<0.3), one in the compressible transonic range (0.35<M<1.1), and one in the compressible supersonic range (1.6<M<3.5). In addition, the complex includes the Turbulence Laboratory, the water-tunnel facility and a transonic jet. While numerous incompressible subsonic wind tunnels can be found in the academic environment, the Technion is one of few universities in the world with such facilities. The wind tunnels are used for aerodynamic experimental research carried out by faculty members, graduate students and joint projects with the Industry as well as for teaching undergraduate laboratory courses.