Summary: Honda’s new full scale wind tunnel (HALO WT) is a 3/4 open jet, 1/8 mile closed
loop subsonic wind tunnel designed for automotive testing. It has interchangeable 1 belt and 5
belt moving ground planes and can be configured with two nozzle sizes, 18 m 2 and 25 m 2 , which can yield top speeds of 310 kph/193 mph and 250 kph /155 mph, respectively. This tour will cover the technical and practical usage aspects of this new facility that supports Honda’s
automotive aerodynamic, aeroacoustics, and racing development.
Biography: Mr Tom Ramsay has worked for Honda for 25 years and is currently a Chief
Engineer at Honda’s Automotive Development Center and Technical Lead of Honda’s new full
scale aeroacoustic wind tunnel Prior to this, Tom was the Manager of Honda’s Driving
Performance and Aerodynamic Test Department as well as the Computational Fluid Dynamics
(CFD) Technical Lead Before working at Honda, Tom worked at Battelle Memorial Institute in
the National Security Division, Munitions and Ordnance Department Tom received a Bachelor
of Science and Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, both from The Ohio State
University in 1989 and 1993 respectively Tom is a member of SAE and belongs to the Road
Vehicle Aerodynamic Committee, the Vehicle Aerodynamics Committee, and the Motorsports
Engineering Conference Committee Tom is also a member of AIAA, having been the Chair of
the now defunct Columbus Section, a previous member of the Fluid Dynamics Technical
Committee, and a past Distinguished Lecturer.
Reply to both Tom Ramsay, firstname.lastname@example.org , and Troy Hoeger, email@example.com, with your name and your company (retirees should use AIAA) in order to be admitted to TRC.
Detailed directions to TRC will be provided to attendees in late November.