Today the press service of the Moscow state construction supervisory board reported to Construction.ru that an aerodynamic installation has been built on the territory of the educational research and production laboratory of MISI-MGSU. The tube’s length is 41m, the width is 21.25m, and the height is 6.91m. The area of the working zone is 18.9m. The maximum speed of the wind in the working zone is 32 m/s. It is certainly the biggest and most powerful example of such an installation in Russia. With the help of the pipes it is possible to simulate the effect of air flow on buildings and facilities, including unique high-rise buildings and large-span cable-suspended bridges. It is planned to put the wind tunnel into operation by the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. It is currently going through pilot tests and being used to research of wind effects on different types of buildings. So far the laboratory has conducted a test on the aerodynamics and stability of a St. Petersburg drawbridge.
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