For more than a century, Massachusetts Institute of Technology wind tunnels have proven instrumental tools in the examination of aerospace, architectural, vehicular, sports and other engineering systems.
MIT's Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel's primary use is for student projects, research and instruction, however it is also available for commercial research and development.
In addition to the usual force and moment balance system, this 7 X 10-foot elliptical cross-section wind tunnel has the necessary auxiliary equipment for inlet and diffuser testing, gust generation, and production of thick boundary layers to model the earth's boundary layer.
History of the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel: Written in 1990, this tells the story of wind tunnels at MIT. View html
WBWT Information for Industry: Recently revised and updated, this booklet provides information and answers questions concerning testing by industry in the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. Several new procedures and methods of conducting tests have been developed since earlier editions of this booklet, and are included in the new edition. Diagrams of use to those contemplating a test program are included. Download (.pdf 1M))
A Student's Guide to the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel Download (.pdf 2.1M)