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  1. 2017 NASA Ames interns

    07 Jun 2017

    Several students from Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Department are heading to NASA Ames Research Center this summer. Long-time Low Speed Wind Tunnel assistant (and 2016 aerodynamics team lead for PROVE Lab), Riess Haslam, (left), will be working in the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel (same as last year!) with Lauren Polo…


  2. Inside the Low Speed Wind Tunnel Lab

    30 Sep 2016

    Find out more about how the wind tunnel works, who works there, and what they get up to in this series of videos about the Cal Poly Low Speed Wind Tunnel!


  3. Frank Kmak visits the Low Speed Wind Tunnel

    20 Feb 2016

    Another special visitor to FLIP…and the Cal Poly Low Speed Wind Tunnel Lab last week - Frank Kmak is wind tunnel division chief at NASA Ames Research Center, and therefore by default has the biggest and coolest wind tunnel complex on the planet. Ames and Cal Poly are strengthening their…


  4. FLIR test in the Low Speed Wind Tunnel

    20 Feb 2016

    The Low Speed Wind Tunnel, which FLIP students have been refurbishing and upgrading for a year now, hosted FLIR Systems last week, to test their new marine night vision M-400 camera in hurricane-strength gusts. Long-time wind tunnel lab employees Andrew Furmidge and Matt Paul, with plenty of help on the…


  5. It lives!

    04 Feb 2016

    The Low Speed Wind Tunnel was turned on today for the first time in 7 months, the new test section is performing nicely, and with all the upgrades we found another 5% power. Great to hear that soundtrack! Now for the rolling road, force balance, laser measurement system, probe traverse……


  6. Cal Poly AERO302 Flow Viz Challenge Supercut, 2015!

    12 Dec 2015

    AERO302 with Dr. Graham Doig at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - FLOW VIZ CHALLENGE 2015! Students were given a simple brief - go out into the world to video/photograph a fluid phenomena, and explain the physics back to the class in technical terms. Some of the results were spectacular…


  7. Cal Poly ME Senior Project Design Review presentations

    25 Nov 2015

    FLIP is sponsoring two Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering senior projects this academic year: November means preliminary design reviews Dylan, Laura, Kurt and Gordon are working up a mechanized seal flipper rig for our small water channel to allow 3d printed flipper motion to be researched. Laura Kawashiri is president of…


  8. Cal Poly Supermileage Revisits the Wind Tunnel

    29 Oct 2015

    Cal Poly Supermileage revisits the wind tunnel The Cal Poly ecomarathon contender was starring in a photoshoot for a magazine; we loaded it into the wind tunnel again - unlike in May, we have the rolling road in there, and a nearly-complete test section, thanks to Danny Stalters, Andrew Furmidge,…


  9. Cal Poly Low Speed Wind Tunnel summer refurbishment week 1

    10 Jul 2015

    More big changes are happening in Dr. Doig’s wind tunnel lab this summer. After months of planning and designing, the student design team is taking apart the old test section to make way for the rolling road that was donated to Cal Poly by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers to…


  10. Friday 13th in the Cal Poly Low Speed Wind Tunnel Lab

    14 Mar 2015

    Friday 13th at Cal Poly Low Speed Wind Tunnel Nothing horrifying happened… yet… apart from for those who had finals this week. Matt Paul working on calibrating the angle of incidence from labview with Dana Clarke verifying values using a digital inclinometer. Our cylinder is in place for AERO307 Experimental…


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