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Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory

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Western is internationally recognized as the leading university in wind engineering and wind-related research. The University opened the first-of-its-kind Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL) in 1965, defining the field of wind engineering and testing structures such as the World Trade Center, CN Tower and Confederation Bridge.

Watch this video to see Civil Engineering professor Gregory Kopp, and third-year engineering student Aaron Jaffe, conduct an experiment in the BLWTL to examine how houses perform during extreme winds.