ACE – Climatic Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

The Climatic Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel (ACE) is a growing world-class R&D facility hosted within the Ontario Tech University and located on the university’s north campus in Oshawa, Ontario. ACE tests automotive, architectural and aerospace products, improve the performance of elite athletes and provide services to many other markets including the tech industry, film production and motorsports. ACE’s Climatic Wind Tunnel environment can re-create any weather conditions a test object will experience anywhere in the world, from the blistering heat in Death Valley to the frigid conditions in the Arctic. Moreover, ACE conduct research and engage with the local community, while inspiring students. They are comprised of experienced engineers, technicians and staff to deliver fully integrated solutions to any product development or testing problem, bringing technological benefits to their customers.


ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel Headquarters
OntarioTech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 0C5

Areas of Expertise

Climate validation and testing
Automotive testing


Focused on climate validation and testing

Testing chambers (Climatic wind tunnel; Hemi-anechoic chamber and multi-axis shaker table; Climate four-poster shaker; Large climatic chamber; Small climatic chamber)

Other Services
Cold or hot starts for vehicles; engine tuning; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) testing; physiological/cognitive human trial tests; product validation in extreme temperatures or solar conditions; material testing and product validation in extreme temperatures; Suspension optimization; air-turbulence and uneven-surface landing simulations; automotive components life cycle/squeak and rattle; construction/architectural design and materials (earthquake simulations); heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystems life cycle/squeak and rattle; UAVs/drones; vehicle seats life-cycle testing; aerodynamic testing; product quality control; snow mitigation (architectural); thermodynamic testing; wind turbines.

Contact Information



Twitter: @ACE_WindTunnel

LinkedIn: ACE Wind Tunnel

Published: September 20, 2021

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