Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)
Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)


The Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF), was formerly named the CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility (WWTF). The facility is one of central research facilities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The facility was first opened by the Hon. Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, the Chancellor of HKUST, and the Hon. Michael D. Kadoorie, Chairman of CLP Holdings, on the 9th of June, 2000. Between 2015 and 2019, the facility was redeveloped with a brand new state-of-the-art low-noise wind tunnel, and world-class large acoustic testing laboratories, focused towards to a new era of modern and exciting aerodynamics and acoustics research and development.



Atmospheric Boundary Layer
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Experiments were conducted at the AAF to review its capabilities in developing an Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) using a turbulence grid and passive roughness elements. The entire setup is built as a modular system which can be modified within minutes, and entirely assembled/disassembled within a few hours. 


UG FYP Bio-Inspired Design For Gliders
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Prof. Rhea Liem's UG FYP students performed experiments in the small wind tunnel facility to investigate the aerodynamics of bio-inspired tip-effectors and end-effectors applied to a glider wing model. 


Ambular 2.0 & 3.0 CFD
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HKUST contributes to the Ambular project ( by providing insights into fuselage aerodynamics by experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). This quick update shows some of the updates as the work continues. 




Wong Check She Research Center for Environment and Infrastructure,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong S.A.R

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Tel. +852 3469 2829


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