gust tunnel

gust tunnel

[′gəst ‚tən·əl]
(aerospace engineering)
A type of wind tunnel that has an enclosed space and is used to test the effect of gusts on an airplane model in free flight to determine how atmospheric gusts affect the flight of an airplane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sarkar and Fred Haan, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, are testing and calibrating the $1.25 million Aerodynamic Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind and Gust Tunnel. It's called AABL for short, and pronounced "Able."