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We have used the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Lab in Ontario and were very
happy with their work.  You can email a fellow named Darren Garnham at


Best of luck.

T. Eric Gillham PE
GK2 Inc.
PO Box 3207  Agana, Guam  96932
Email - gk2(--nospam--at)
Ph:  (671) 477-9224
Fax: (671) 477-3456

-----Original Message-----
From: Caldwell, Stan <scaldwell(--nospam--at)>
To: 'SEAint Listserv' <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Saturday, September 11, 1999 6:18 AM
Subject: Wind Tunnel Testing

>In the very near future, Halff Associates expects to begin designing a
>series of "signature" bridges in concert with Santiago Calatrava of Zurich,
>Switzerland.  These bridges are envisioned to be steel arch and cable
>structures, with concrete decks spanning from 800 feet to 2000 feet.  If a
>picture is worth a thousand words, the bridge model photographs at
> "What's New?"
>should be worth several paragraphs.  The first bridge will probably be an
>eight-lane divided structure with twin arches, each spanning about 800
>Several questions have been raised concerning wind tunnel testing of this
>structure.  Since I do not have first-hand experience with wind tunnel
>testing, I request your collective wisdom in answering these questions:
>1. Is wind tunnel testing appropriate and necessary for this type of
>2. Where in North America could these tests best be conducted?
>3. What would be the approximate (order of magnitude) cost for this
>Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this matter.
>Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE
>Vice President, Structures
>8616 Northwest Plaza Drive
>Dallas, Texas  75225
>Phone:    (214)346-6280
>Mobile:   (214)236-9696
>Fax:      (214)739-0095
>Email:    scaldwell(--nospam--at)