search

UMD    AGRC





This split view of the GLMWT drive section and propeller illustrates a dramatic change.

This split view of the GLMWT drive section and propeller illustrates a dramatic change.

 

Beginning in the spring of 2009, the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel has begun a transformation process. The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel (GLMWT) was built in 1949 through funds provided by the innovative Glenn L. Martin. As a distinguished and dedicated member of the aerospace community, Martin decided that the University of Maryland should have state of the art facilities?hence, the construction of what many know to be building #081.

After 60 years as one of the premier low-speed wind tunnel testing facilities, GLMWT has evolved by using the latest testing techniques and brought in high profile clients such as Lockheed Marin, Northrop Grumman, Ford Motor Company, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and many more private and government organizations who benefit from the use of the unique capabilities of the GLMWT. One area that Director Jewel B. Barlow, Assistant Director Ahmad Kassaee, and Project Engineer Hareen Aparakakankanange are now focusing on is the aesthetic evolution of the tunnel.

Over a month-long period the paint in the wind tunnel?s test section was scraped, blasted, and re-painted. The screens in the tunnel have been replaced and in addition other projects to upgrade and improve the wind tunnel?s overall operations are ongoing. The most dramatic changes can be noted in the drive section of the tunnel which houses its massive propeller. Additional upgrades include the current renovation of the lobby area. Outside of the wind tunnel sod and new flowers have been added to freshen the face of the building. Look for more upgrades as the wind tunnel propels forward.

Visit the GLMWT website.



Related Articles:
Maryland Day 2009 Breaks All Records
Kothari hosts 30th Graduation Anniversary dinner
Bracing for High Winds

October 8, 2009


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Baeder Named Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society

Brin Family Prize Celebrates Student Innovation

Five Students Named MWC/ARCS Scholars

Elon Musk Tweets Back

Dynamic Futures

Aerospace Students Recognized for Achievements

Students Shine at AIAA Region 1 Student Conference

Elaine Oran Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Hacking Tomorrow's Tech World

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

 
 
Back to top  
AGRC Home Clark School Home UMD Home