Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3221–3249, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3221–3249, 2018

Research article 06 Jun 2018

Research article | 06 Jun 2018

Design, construction and commissioning of the Braunschweig Icing Wind Tunnel

Stephan E. Bansmer et al.

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Snow, frost formation and ice cubes in our drinks are part of our daily life. But what about our technical innovations like aviation, electrical power transmission and wind-energy production, can they cope with icing? Icing Wind Tunnels are an ideal laboratory environment to answer that question. In this paper, we show how the icing wind tunnel in Braunschweig (Germany) was built and how we can use it for engineering and climate research.