UNSW Aerosol Dynamics Lab

UNSW Aerosol Dynamics Lab

Equipment List

  1. Breathing and Coughing Manikin
  2. Breathing and Coughing Manikin Schematic 1 Breathing and Coughing Manikin Schematic 2

  3. Particle Counters
    • Optical Particle Sizer (TSI 3330)
    • NanoScan SMPS™ Nanoparticle Sizer (TSI 3910)
    • Clarity Node-S
  4. Aerosol Generators
    • LaVision Helium-Filled Soap Bubble (HFSB) generator
    • Monodisperse Aerosol Generator (TSI 3470)
    • Ultra-low Volume (ULV) Fogger
  5. Cameras
    • Vision Research Phantom VEO 640
    • Nac Memrecam Hx-7s
    • PhaseOne Medium Format iXM-MV150F
  6. Light Sources
    • GsVitec MultiLED MX
    • GsVitec MultiLED L5
    • GsVitec MultiLED QT
  7. Other Equipment
    • TSI PortaCount Fit Tester TSI 2048
    • Samsung HEPA Air Purifier AX90
    • Air Dehumidifier DE5205/70
    • Aranet4 CO2 Monitor with Aranet PRO base station

UNSW Acoustic Tunnel

The UNSW Acoustic Tunnel is a low-noise open jet anechoic wind tunnel facility used in the study of flow-induced noise and aeroacoustic phenomena.

Major specifications:

  • Open jet test section of size 0.45 m x 0.45 m
  • Operating flow velocity of 5 to 60 m/s
  • Turbulence intensity of 0.67% at 20 m/s
  • Anechoic chamber of size 3 m × 3.2 m × 2.15 m
  • Anechoic chamber walls are acoustically treated with 0.25 m thick Melamine foam, creating a semi-anechoic environment above 300 Hz
  • Supports point microphone measurements, acoustic beamforming, near field acoustic holography, hot-wire anemometry, mean and unsteady pressure measurements, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and aerodynamic force measurements

Relevant publication: https://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AAS2018/papers/p44.pdf 

UNSW acoustic tunnel

UNSW Large Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

The UNSW large aerodynamic wind tunnel is a low turbulence, closed return wind tunnel that supports aerodynamic and wind engineering research.

Major specifications:

  • Small test section
    - Rectangular cross section of 1.22 m wide x 0.91 m high
    - Operating flow velocity of 5 to 60 m/s
    - Low turbulence intensity of 0.1%
  • Large test section
    - Regular octagon cross section with a height of 3.05 m
    - Cross sectional area of 7.70 m^2
    - Operating flow velocity of 0.72 to 8.65 m/s
  • Supports hot-wire anemometry, mean and unsteady pressure measurements, oil and smoke flow visualisation and aerodynamic force measurements

UNSW large aerodynamic wind tunnel

UNSW Supersonic Wind Tunnel

The UNSW supersonic wind tunnel is a blow-down type wind tunnel facility capable of producing a sustained Mach 3 flow for up to 20 seconds. It supports fundamental research in supersonic fluid mechanics and aeroacoustics.

Major specifications:

  • Rectangular test-section of size 101.6 mm x 142.6 mm x 700 mm
  • Operating Mach number: 3
  • Supports Schlieren, mean and unsteady pressure measurements, hot-wire anemometry and pressure sensitive paint (PSP)

UNSW supersonic wind tunnel

Education Wind Tunnels

AEROLAB Educational Wind Tunnel
- Test section size of 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 60.96 cm
- Operating flow velocity 5 to 65 m/s

AF1125 Benchtop Wind Tunnel
- Test section size of 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 35.0 cm
- Operating flow velocity of 0 to 36 m/s



Experimental and Numerical Techniques

Microphone phased-array processing techniques for localizing noise sources in experimental aeroacoustics:


Danielle Moreau