The SSDL has a number of facilities for use in research work, including:

  • Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) rapid prototyping machine
  • Trailer-based wind turbine test rig
    • Sonic & cup anemometers
    • Multi-axis load cell
    • Pressure/temperature/humidity gauges
  • Water-tunnel based rotor testing rig
    • FDM printed blades
    • PIV wake surveys
    • Torque measurement
    • Precise servo-motor with 4-quadrant control
  • Water-tunnel based porous disc instrumented stings
    • Custom FDM-printed discs
  • NI CompactRIO DAQ units
  • Various computer workstations and laptops