Having evaluated the requested project we will decide whether to use our experimental aerodynamic test facilities or computational fluid dymics simulations. If beneficial, we may choose a combination of both tools.
The advantage of investigations in the digital wind tunnel (the numerical simulation environment for aerodynamic investigations) is that they can take place at an early stage without requiring any hardware. Because test hardware is not required, costs are lower and results can be achieved more quickly.
We also have detailed digital models of our physical wind tunnels, which we use for either further developing and improving the wind tunnels in questions, or as part of validation projects for improving simulation accuracy in the digital wind tunnel.