Test facilities for micrometeorology and wind engineering


Atmospheric wind tunnel

This open circuit wind tunnel is dedicated to the study of atmospheric boundary layer flows in interaction with dense canopies. It has a test vein of 26m length and 2m x 2m cross-section and achieves flow speeds of 10m / s. It is equipped with different flow measurement devices including Spectrophotomagnetic Particle Image Velocimetry (SPIV).
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Aerodynamic wind tunnel

This closed-circuit wind tunnel is dedicated to the development of "intelligent" wind turbine blades. It has a test vein of 2.8m long and 0.5mx 0.5m cross-section and achieves flow speeds of 40m / s. It is complemented by real-time acquisition systems.
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Observatoire Nantais des Environnements Urbains (ONEVU)

Nantes Observatory for Urban Environments (ONEVU) has been operational since 2008 for the long-term study of the hydrology, micro-meteorology, climatology, water, air and soils quality of the urban environments. It has been designed and set up in the framework of the Research Institute for Sciences and Techniques of the City (IRSTV, FR CNRS 2488) and its instrumentation (flux measurements, wind speed, temperature, moisture) has been developed and maintained by the DAUC group with the objective of analysing the micro-climatology of the urban fabric and developing and validating models for micro-climatology in heterogeneous urban sites.
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Published on March 28, 2017 Updated on March 12, 2020