Our expertise in conducting experimental tests is a source of pride for our company. Despite the growing use of CFD, experimental tests remain a fundamental tool for in-depth and highly accurate analyses, especially in specific conditions where numerical methods may not guarantee sufficient reliability.
Currently, experimental activities still allows us to maintain a technological and knowledge advantage over competitors.
Our goal is to guide the client in defining the experimental test campaign and conduct the tests either at the Wind Tunnel (Galleria del Vento) of the University of Pisa or at other facilities, depending on the project’s nature and requirements.
Our academic and research background enables us to perform meticulous and thorough data analysis at the end of the campaign, using the most appropriate techniques to achieve the desired results.
In addition to the experimental activities, conducting numerical-experimental correlation analyses, thanks to the significant computational power, allows us to maximize the benefits of both methodologies, avoiding weaknesses and fully characterizing the specific case under examination.
The Wind Tunnel of the Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory of the Engineering Department at the University of Pisa is a subsonic wind tunnel with an open test section and an integrated balance in the support plane, operating in a closed-circuit mode.
- Inlet Diameter: 1.1 m
- Test Section Length: 1.5 m
- Maximum Speed: 35 m/s
- Turbulence Level: 0.9%
Below some of the external facilities where we conducted experimental campaigns or with whom we collaborated:
- CSIR (South Africa)
- Minardi F1
- Onera (France)
- FFA (Sweden)
- IRENAV (France)