The facility is unique in Europe in terms of size and Reynolds number and in terms of the optical measurement technology developed around it.
- High Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer at large scale;
- Flow resolvable over all scales by current measurement technology;
- Advanced Stereo and Tomo PIV expertise of the operating team;
- Both flat plate, favorable and adverse pressure gradient boundary layer available;
- Study of boundary layer separation possible.
The facility provides the following measurement equipment for use with the facility:
- Single and x wire anemometry (IFA300, 8 channels anemometer) with traversing system, fully automatized and coupled to the regulation of the velocity and temperature of the wind tunnel to ensure accurate measurement;
- Three high sensitivity microphones from B&K, conditioning electronics and data acquisition system;
- Two stereoscopic PIV systems based on 2560×2160 sCMOS PCO cameras at 25Hz and a BMI 4-cavities laser (4x200mJ/pulse) or Innolas laser (2x150mJ/pulse);
- Two stereoscopic PIV systems based on 2048×2048 Hamamatsu cameras at 4Hz;
- One tomographic PIV system based on 5 PCO sCMOS cameras (2560×2160) at 25 Hz
- One high repetition Stereo PIV system based on Quantronix Darwin Duo Laser (2x25mJ, 100W) and 2 Miro M340 cameras (2560x1600 resolution at 800 Images/s) that can be extended to Tomo-PIV using 2 Phantom V9 cameras (1600×1200) at 1000 image/s.