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

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Drone Aerodynamcis and Aeroacoustics

The Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise Control Technology Centre (AANTC) use the wind tunnel facility at the AAF for their research on drone propellers. 

Their research focuses on the development of a wind tunnel test rig to evaluate the aerodynamic performance and acoustic characteristics of small-scale UAV propellers. 

Their project focuses on the application of the wind tunnel facility for aerodynamic tests, as well as the large acoustic chamber for unteathered flight testing and acoustic measurements for small-scale UAVs. 

They also utlize the CFD resources at the AAF to perform tackle the reseach challenges from various angles. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on April 22, 2020

Performance Sports-Engineering

The Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise Control Technology Centre (AANTC) use the wind tunnel facility at the AAF for their research on performance sports engineering. 

Their research focuses on the research and development of aerodynamics measurement and modeling technologies towards enhancing competitive cycling performance of elite athletes. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on April 20, 2020

Previous Wind Tunnel Work (Before 2017)

Between 2000 and 2017 the facility, previously named the CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility, performances various types of wind tunnel experiments. Most of the experiments focused on civil engineering and the environment and many of the models tested in the facility were of iconic buildings scattered across Hong Kong. The facility also performed full-scale testing of wind-induced structural response monitoring. 

In 2014 a remodeling task-force was set up to broaden the facility's research and application scope, and to enhance its technical capabilities. Through these efforts, a brand new and state-of-the-art wind tunnel was developed. 

Post by Ryu Fattah, on April 1, 2020