FACILITIES AND LABORATORIES


National Wind Institute at TTU

Reese Technology Center at TTU for field measurements and laboratory studies

  • 200-m tower for meteorological measurements
  • Ka-band mobile radars on trucks
  • Mobile StickNet for spatial field measurements
  • Tornado simulator (VorTECH)
  • Boundary layer wind tunnel
  • West Texas Mesonet
  • Debris Impact Facility (DIF)

International Hurricane Research Center at FIU

NSF NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) for full- and large-scale testing

  • Up to Category 5 Hurricane Wind simulations
  • Multi-Scale Testing (full-, large-, small-scale)
  • Destructive Testing (to predict progressive failures in buildings and infrastructure elements)
  • Wind-Driven Rain simulations (to study water intrusion)
  • Non-synoptic downburst wind flow facility Automated roughness system
  • Automated 3-axis traverse system
  • Three component particle-image velocimetry (PIV) system and other state of the art pressure and load monitoring equipment

200 METER TOWER
Texas Tech University

K-BAND MOBILE RADAR TRUCK
Texas Tech University

WEST TEXAS MESONET
Texas Tech University