Larry's Look | Wind tunnel testing

Larry's Look | Wind tunnel testing

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by NewsChannel 36

WCNC.com

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:25 AM

With tropical storms and hurricanes in the news lately, Friday morning on Larry's Look we checked-out some interesting hurricane research.

Florida International University just debuted a giant 12-fan Wall of Wind, the nation's only facility capable of simulating a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds up to 157 mph.

All types of structures are tested this way. Larry recently did his own testing at the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, N.C.  With wind speeds over 80 mph, he showed the dramatic effects of a Category One hurricane on a person's body.

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