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ACART Facilities

ACART’s facilities are located the at the Ford Australia Proving Grounds near Geelong, and at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne.

Environmental Wind Tunnel

Ford Australia

The Environmental Wind Tunnel is the largest environmental wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere. Supporting wind speeds of up to 250 km/h and temperatures from -40 to 55°C, the tunnel is well suited to evaluating vehicle HVAC systems, thermal aero systems, solar spectrum effects, and performance in environmental cycle testing and other related procedures.

ACART Environmental Wind Tunnel

Thermodynamics Laboratory

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne Node of ACART is located in the Thermodynamics Laboratory of the Deparment of Mechanical Engineering. This facility is equipped with several engine dynamometers, research engines, flame and spray imaging equipment and a complete suite of electronic and simulation tools.

Thermodynamics Laboratory Transient Dynamometer