Aerodynamics Instrumentation

In addition to the instrumentation permanently installed in the wind tunnels for measuring force, torque, pressure and speed, FKFS also has other measuring and visualization techniques available for aerodynamic testing.

Our instrumentation for aerodynamic testing includes:

  • Compact 6 component balance for air force measurements on vehicle models and components
  • Different mobile systems for simultaneous pressure measurement at over 500 measuring points
  • Surface pressure measurement using "pressure taps" or special, adhesive flat pressure probes
  • Multi-hole probes for high-resolution spatial determination of flow speed and angle over time
  • Hot-wire anemometer for local flow speed measurement
  • Specially-developed cooler probes for cooling-air flow measurements on the vehicle cooler installed (see below)
  • 3D PIV system


Dr.-Ing. Timo Kuthada

Ph.: +49 711 685-67615