Cranfield University Facilities
We have many world-class, large scale and national facilities that enhance the quality and value of our research and teaching. You can browse our facilities below or filter your results by using the search box on the right. Many of our facilities are available for external use.
- Hexagon Loxham Laboratory
A 600 metre2 temperature-controlled facility (1 Deg C control accuracy) which houses ultra precision machines for large, free-form optics production.
- 8×4 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
The atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel is a purpose-built facility designed specifically to simulate flow fields associated with atmospheric winds.
- 8×6 Wind Tunnel
The 2.4 x 1.8m wind tunnel facility was designed to test and develop air-vehicle performance.
- Accident Investigation Facilities
Cranfield’s Accident Investigation Laboratory supports the work which is carried out in the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre.
- Aeronautics Centre
The Centre has nine wind tunnels under the curatorship of the Aeromechanical Systems Group
- Aero-structure Assembly and Systems Installation
A unique facility for research into intelligent automation, systems installation and assembly of airframe and aero-engine structures
- Air Traffic Management Laboratory
Air Traffic Management Laboratory
- Anaerobic Digestion Pilot Plant
A demonstration facility for biological and thermal technologies for renewable energy
- Analytical Laboratory
The Cranfield Forensic Institute is proud of its excellent Laboratory facilities
- Biomechanics Laboratories
A world-renowned research group which are able to investigate human and biological remains in a safe and secure manner
- Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT)
BLWT is an open circuit, blow-down tunnel which was commissioned, designed, and built by the Aeromechanical Systems Group
- Cabin Evacuation Facility
Cranfield has two aircraft cabin simulators, a Large Cabin Evacuation Simulator (modelled on a Airbus A380) and the narrow body Cabin Simulator (modelled on a Boeing 737) used for evacuation research.
- Clean Room
We use our class 100,000 cleanroom to assemble spacecraft payloads for launch into space.
- Closed Section Wind Tunnel – Small Section
The Closed Section Wind Tunnel (CSWT) is an closed section, closed circuit tunnel, designed, built and commissioned by the Aeromechanical Systems Group
- Closed Section Wind Tunnel (CSWT)
CSWT is a closed section, closed circuit tunnel which has been designed, built and commissioned by the Aeromechanical Systems Group