The Wind Tunnel

by Jenna Freeman – Photos by Ross Howey

Dr. Craig Miller is an engineering professor at Western University, and a project manager at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory.

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A wall of bridge models stands behind Dr. Craig Miller at the wind tunnel laboratory

The unassuming building is tucked away behind the engineering buildings at the campus. It’s home to a wind tunnel which is used to simulate wind tests on models of high-rise buildings and bridges, many of which you would recognize.


This testing ensures the structures will be able to stand up to the forces of the wind when they are built full-size, preventing potential disasters.

LISTEN below to hear just how Dr. Miller and the laboratory ensure structures will be safe in the real world.

 

Take a look around the laboratory…

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Where is it?

The Tower

The Observatory

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