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June 14, 2022 | Tom Ballard

TTU planning new wind tunnel research facility in nearby Crossville

A new wind tunnel research facility will allow Tennessee Tech University researchers, students and industry partners to do hands-on, large-scale research that could shape developments in wind engineering, aerospace, electric vehicle research and other areas.

“The tunnel and facilities will increase our ability and capacity in performance computing and will also enhance teaching,” said Tech President Phil Oldham. “We continue to increase our courses in this area. In addition to new opportunities for our students and faculty researchers, the wind tunnel is another of many efforts to focus on helping the Upper Cumberland. Rural areas and businesses can transform with Tech’s help.”

The Tennessee Tech Foundation plans to purchase approximately four acres of land in nearby Crossville along with existing structures that will provide teaching spaces and opportunities to work with physical models for which the campus does not otherwise have space.

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