The Aerodynamic Experimental Facilities of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are located in the Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in the Montegancedo Campus, and in the Ciudad Universitaria, in the E.T.S.I. Aeronáutica y del Espacio.

The IDR/UPM has more than 7 wind tunnels that offer a very wide capacity for aerodynamic tests in different engineering applications. The most outstanding tunnels are

Wind tunnel Features Typical applications
ACLA16 Atmospheric boundary layer simulation Civil Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Low Speed Aeronautics
A9 Low turbulence Civil Aerodynamics, Low Speed Aeronautics
A4C Two-dimensional flow Profiles at low Reynolds numbers, Blunt bodies
 S4C Very low turbulence, Very high uniformity Anemometer calibration
AB6 Two-dimensional flow Airfoils at mean Reynolds numbers, Dynamic stall studies
S2-Gust Non-stationary flow Behaviour of bodies in gusts


With them, IDR/UPM develops an intense activity of research and services to companies in the field of aerodynamics.

All the IDR/UPM wind tunnels have been designed and built with the human and technical resources available at the Institute. Thanks to this experience, other wind tunnels have also been developed for Spanish academic institutions (Universities of Leon and Malaga).

Our officies

The University Institute of Microgravity "Ignacio Da Riva" is part of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. We have one site at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio, within the Moncloa campus, and another at the Montegacedo campus.

Campus Moncloa / Montegacedo

📍 Plaza Cardenal Cisneros, 3 28040 Madrid, España

📍 Calle de los Ciruelos S/N, 28223 Pozuelo, España



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