A windy day at Southampton University
After successfully reaching the Greenpower National Finals in the past few seasons, the KES Greenpower team have caught the attention of the aerodynamics department at Southampton University. This week the group was lucky to be invited over to the main wind tunnel site at the university where they were given a tour, and shown how a Formula One model car is tested. The students were also allowed to stand in the tunnel as it was run up to a very low wind speed! As well as learning a great deal about how a full size wind tunnel operates, the Greenpower team left with the promise of a test session for their car if they managed to reach the national finals again this year – a great incentive for the season ahead.