Aerodynamics Teaching Equipment

By Duff and Macintosh

Aeronautic products designed for education and training

TecQuipment specially designed the Aerodynamics range of products for teaching. We placed emphasis on ease of use, reliability and safety. Whether used by lecturers to demonstrate aeronautic basic principles or advanced ideas, or by students for project work, the educational equipment gives valuable hands-on experience. This experience is not always possible or practical with large-scale industrial or complex research facilities.

First principles of Aerodynamics

At introductory level, the Aerodynamics range includes our Modular Air Flow Bench. This is a standard unit with eight interchangeable experiments, each one designed specifically to teach an important first principle, such as Bernoulli’s equation or boundary layer. This equipment also comes complete with a dedicated textbook: A First Course in Air Flow. This high-quality product is modular to make it adaptable, versatile and cost-effective.

Educational wind tunnels

The quality and features of our wind tunnels make them ideal for education, for example our comprehensive Subsonic Wind Tunnel. This is a compact, realistic and high-quality wind tunnel with a wide range of standard instrumentation and models. To maximise flexibility, the engineers at TecQuipment can put together packages of models and instrumentation to meet all your budgetary and laboratory needs. The wind tunnel can also be used for student project work and research.

Enhancing learning – putting theory into practice

Other equipment in the range includes the unique and very tactile Flight Demonstration Wind Tunnel. This allows students to ‘fly’ an aircraft manually using a control column and throttle, arranged typically as found in a light aircraft.

In addition, our Flow Visualisation Wind Tunnel allows students to ‘see’ the flow of air, bringing textbook diagrams to life.

Our Fluid Mechanics range includes TecQuipment’s new Modular Fluid Power units. These allow demonstrations and studies of the performance of different types of ‘real world’ air machines (fans and compressors).

Automatic data acquisition

The subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels work with TecQuipment’s new and unique Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®). VDAS® allows our educational equipment to connect to a computer to provide accurate real-time data capture. Raw data can be transformed instantly into sophisticated graphs and tables using the VDAS® software and easily exported to other programs. There are other solutions on the market, but none which offer the same convenience, functionality or wide range of features.

Subject Areas of:

  • Subsonic Wind Tunnels
  • Special Purpose Wind Tunnels
  • Supersonic Wind Tunnels
  • Nozzles, Fans and Compressors