"Arteform - form created by human"


Arteform Ltd is a design and R&D office with a background in aeronautical engineering. We see ourselves as problem solvers of our customers. The problem of the customer is our challenge. We offer expertise in:

    • Design
    • Aerodynamics
    • Mechanics and dynamics
    • Light weight structures
    • Optimization
    • Project management

Wind tunnel

We are the current operator of the former HUT LSWT wind tunnel in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.

Specifications of the wind tunnel:

  • Max. speed                     63 m/s ( = 227 km/h = 141 mph)
  • Test section                    2 m x 2 m (3.67 m^2, octagonal)
  • Test section length     4.410 m
  • Turbulence level in empty test section:
      • 20 m/s               < 0.19 %
      • 40 m/s               < 0.19 %
      • 60 m/s               < 0.28 %
  • Balance max loads (upper balance), standard, un-tared, tunnel middle:
      • Fx 700 N        Mx 400 Nm
      • Fy 600 N        My 300 Nm
      • Fz 2200 N     Mz 300 Nm

Computational Fluid Dynamics

We have several years of experience on CFD. We are specialized in aerodynamics and industrial ventilation.

Our tools include:

  • Full Navier-Stokes simulations with OpenFOAM
  • Grid generation with snappyHexMesh
  • Potential flow simulations with JavaFoil

Design

We are experienced engineers who have designed and constructed multiple wind tunnel models and test setups over the years.

We are experts in light weight structures and materials like aluminum and composites.

Our main CAD tool are Rhino 5 and Solid Edge.

If you are interested to find more about our services, you can reach us by phone or email listed at the bottom of the page.

Our office and facilities are located in Veikkola, Kirkkonummi, about 30 km northwest from Helsinki via highway VT1 / E18.