Every wind tunnel is an individual solution. In addition to the airline, aerodynamical design, the respective test requirements are in the lead and determine the final design and construction of the wind tunnel. Over the past 20 years, WBI has successfully planned and commissioned various wind tunnels. Our experience is continually integrated into the design of new wind tunnels and allows innovations to become new, international standards, simply state of the art.
Our Wind Tunnel Expertise at a Glance:
For aerodynamic wind tunnels, numerous studies, plannings and general plannings have been carried out by WBI in recent decades.
Scaled competition vehicles, 1:1 competition vehicles, passenger cars and vans are used as test objects. In addition to the automotive and aviation industries, independent testing institutes use our wind tunnels worldwide. Recently, wind tunnels have been increasingly erected to simulate free fall, in particular for professionals, parachutists and the leisure sector. WBI supports with the design and optimization of closed circuits for indoor applications. The goal is always the design of an equally energy-optimized and low-noise system.
For acoustic wind tunnels, the focus is on the study of noise, generated by the airflow on the test object.
The aerodynamics always keeps their relevance. In many cases, the possibility of aerodynamic and acoustic tests in an aeroacoustic wind tunnel is combined. The spectrum of acoustic wind tunnels ranges from component examinations to the overall optimization of the test object.
Since the founding of WBI in 1996, aeroacoustic wind tunnels have been included in WBI's range of services. The aero-acoustic wind tunnel combines the positive characteristics of acoustics and aerodynamics in a wind tunnel with an extended range of applications for the operator or end user. The design of such a wind tunnel requires a lot of experience and knowledge. The optimal coordination between requirements from aerodynamics and acoustics in a wind tunnel is on high priority at WBI and is continuously advanced. Investigations and researches will be initiated in our own wind tunnel model to set new standards for the future. Since its commissioning in 2012, the Daimler AG owns one of the quietest wind tunnels worldwide. In numbers: 56.4dB/A at 140 km/h wind speed.
(Source: Mr. Heidrich, Daimler AG)
The requirements for a vehicle in a test bench in cold or extreme heat, dry or humid climates, sunshine, rain or snow tests in every season is fulfilled by WBI´s climatic wind tunnels. The implementation of chassis dynamometers for road simulations, as well as sunlight simulations, combustion air systems, efficient exhaust gas removal systems and snow and rain simulations, is planned, coordinated and monitored by WBI.