About the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel (GLMWT)
Welcome to the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel at the University of Maryland. We have tried to reflect our work and our enthusiasm for low speed aerodynamics. We are engaged in research, development, and education activities with applications spanning many areas including work on airplanes, automobiles, yacht keels & sails, submarines, etc.
We will be pleased to hear from you with respect to your interests whether you simply have a curiosity about aerodynamics or if you think we may be able to assist you in conduct or pursuit of major research and/or development activities. You may reach us by email, by telephone at 301-405-6861, or FAX at 301-314-9628.
The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel is a state of the art low speed wind tunnel that has been actively involved in aerodynamic research and development since 1949. It was constructed as part of a gift to the University in the late 1940's. It was provided with the best available equipment at the time of its construction and has been frequently upgraded to maintain it as a state of the art facility. It is large enough to perform extensive development tests for a wide range of vehicles and other systems and is well suited for conducting major research efforts in low speed aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. The range of applications for subsonic aerodynamic tests is very broad. The list of research and development tests carried out includes work on aircraft of many types and many other vehicles and devices some of which are mentioned on our "Examples of our work" page. More than 1800 tests have been conducted to date.
The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel is an auxiliary enterprise at University of Maryland at College Park. This means that that the activities of the GLMWT must produce sufficient revenue to cover the costs of all its people, its building related operating costs, its utility costs, its instrumentation, its computer acquisition and maintenance, and all new facility development. The staff is eager to be of service to any and all potential users whose interests and resources are consistent with the Mission and Status. A current schedule of charges and information on obtaining services at the GLMWT is available on request to
Dr. Jewel B. Barlow.