The components for the first of two new wind tunnels to be installed in the new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation began arriving late last week, much to the delight of the researchers who will be working with them.
Made by Industrial Metal Fabricators Ltd. of Chatham, the elevated 12 meter tunnel will run in a closed loop around the walls of a lab in the north-east corner of the CEI. With a 1.2 meter fan and a 30 horsepower motor, the tunnel will be capable of generating wind speeds of up to about 30 meters per second.
Nothing taught Jacob John more about practising the profession of engineering than watching a plane crash.
The fourth-year mechanical engineering major is part of the UWindsor SAE Aero team, which competes in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ student aeronautic design contest. John and his teammates watched as their model plane fell out of the sky in the second phase of the competition.
“The vibrations shook loose a servo arm screw and we lost elevator control,” says John. “After that, we were helpless.”
The University Bookstore did a brisk business for its annual overstock sale, Tuesday in the CAW Sudent Centre Commons.
Students, staff and faculty took advantage of discounted prices to stock up on UWindsor apparel and thousands of books as low as 99 cents.
“We’ve had a great turnout and you can see customers are lined up,” said marketing manager Martin Deck.
Jenna Durette, a teacher candidate in the Faculty of Education, was one satisfied customer.