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

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Atmospheric Boundary Layer

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. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on August 4, 2022

UG FYP Bio-Inspired Design For Gliders

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. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on January 10, 2022

Ambular 2.0 & 3.0 CFD

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. 

Post by Cris Jude Mathews, on December 8, 2021

Racing Car CFD

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools were applied by an FYDP project supervised by Prof. Zhang to study the aerodynamics of a generic LMP racing car model. The CFD support was provided by AAF's engineer to train and advise the students on their CFD activities. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on December 8, 2020

Ambular Project

Preliminary wind tunnel tests were performed for the FYDP project lead by Prof. Larry Li and co-supervised by Dr. Ryu Fattah. The project is an ongoing effort as part of the Ambular Project (

Post by Ryu Fattah, on December 7, 2020

Particle Image Velocimetry

PIV is an effective non-intrusive flow measurement technique used in wind tunnel testing. AAF recently performed some PIV to enlighten students on the complex fluid structures formed behind a circular cylinder in the large low-speed wind tunnel. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on October 22, 2020