Climatic Wind Tunnel (CWT Two)
Using our experience and facilities, customers are able to compress their development lead times and minimise their costs to deliver right-first-time products to market ahead of their competitors.
The facility is specifically designed with a large test chamber to accommodate vehicles and products from the automotive, off-highway, military and aerospace sectors.
It can simulate a wide range of environmental conditions from -30ºC to +50ºC with the added advantages of solar simulation, humidity control and a two wheel drive chassis dynamometer.
The facility allows our customers to do everything they could do with in-territory testing but with the added advantages of guaranteed, repeatable conditions and lower overall costs.
We offer the following tests in this facility:
- FTTP (Fuel Tank Temperature Profile)
- ATCT (Ambient Temperature Corrected Test)
- UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule)
- WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure)
- Snow Packing
- HVAC Performance
- AC Pulldown
- Cold Start
- Motorcycle Lugging & High Speed
- EV Range
- Driven Rain
Climatic Wind Tunnel (CWT Two) Specifications
Max vehicle dimension
Width: 8.0m, Height: 6.0m, Length: 19.5m
Gross vehicle weight
1.4m² nozzle = 180kph 2.5m², nozzle = 120kph 5.0m², nozzle = 70kph
Max/min = +50°C/-30°C
Single-axle (600kW total power, 55kN tractive effort), 48” dia. rollers
5% to 95% Relative Humidity
Quartz halogen, visible and IR, Range: 0.6 to 1.2kW/m², Target area: 2.5m x 6.0m
124 channels, up to 10Hz scan rates
Horizontal, fully enclosed within support building
Axial flow, 310kW
1.1MW capacity at 20°C