BIO-INSPIRED AERO AND HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH LABORATORY
Recirculating Water Tunnel
The recirculating, open surface, low-speed water tunnel in the BIAH Research Lab has the test section of size 1.5 m x 0.4 m x 0.4 m. The maximum turbulence intensity is found below 2% for the operating speed between 0.05 - 0.25 m/s. This is suitable for a wide range of water tunnel experiments.
Six-Axis Force-Torque Sensor
We use several multi-axis force-torque sensors to measure the real-time aerodynamic forces and moments during the water tunnel experiments.
An inhouse designed flapping mechanism is developed that has capabilities to perform various types of flapping kinematics including insect and bird flights.
Particle Image Velocimetry
We are presently developing a Particle Image Velocimetry facility for our water tunnel experiments.
To perform in-house numerical simulations our research lab is equipped with several high-end workstations.