Wind Tunnel Market Analysis and Forecast by Size, Share, Growth, and Trends 2031

Wind Tunnel Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Solution (Products and Services), Alignment (Horizontal and Vertical), Airspeed Type (Subsonic, Supersonic, Transonic, and Hypersonic), and Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Building Construction & Wind Energy, Training & Simulation, Adventure Sports Skydiving, and Others) and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00007506
  • Category : Manufacturing and Construction
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The Wind Tunnel market size is projected to reach US$ 4,287.29 million by 2031 from US$ 2,913.58 million in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% during 2023–2031. The growing development in the construction sector is likely to remain a key trend in the market.

Wind Tunnel Market Analysis

The increasing investment by governments strengthening manufacturing capabilities in developing countries and upgrades made maintenance services, coupled with advancements in test facilities’ technology, are projected to drive the demand for wind tunnels among end-use industries in coming years. End-users of wind tunnels are large-scale industries, such as automotive and aerospace, which directly influence the market dynamics. Presently, the electric vehicle sector in automotive and the UAV and defense aircraft/missile manufacturing sectors in aerospace are driving the growth of the market.

Wind Tunnel Market Overview

The growing demand for green infrastructure and rising adoption of electric vehicles is projected to boost the demand for the wind tunnel market globally. The growing application of wind tunnels in the aerospace sector is fueling the growth of the wind tunnel market at the global level. High cost and operational challenges are associated with the market, which might hinder growth. However, the growing proliferation of cloud-driven wind tunnel simulations is projected to steer the growth of the wind tunnel market globally.

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Wind Tunnel Market: Strategic Insights

Wind Tunnel Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 2,913.58 million
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 4,287.29 million

Market Dynamics

  • Growing adoption of wind tunnel in aerospace industry
  • Cloud driven wind tunnel simulation
  • Growing proliferation of electric vehicles

Key Players

  • Aerolab
  • Aiolos
  • The Boeing Company
  • ETW GmbH
  • Horiba Ltd
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
  • Rail Tec Arsenal
  • RUAG Holding

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

  • Products and Services
  • Horizontal and Vertical
Airspeed Type
  • Subsonic
  • Supersonic
  • Transonic
  • Hypersonic
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Building Construction & Wind Energy
  • Training & Simulation
  • Adventure Sports Skydiving
  • Others
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Wind Tunnel Market Drivers and Opportunities

Growing Proliferation of Green Building to Favor Market 

The rising emphasis on environment-friendly and sustainable approaches in the construction sector is projected to stimulate the growth of the wind tunnel market globally. The wind tunnel can identify the wind speed around the building surface. The impact of wind force on the building is crucial, specifically in high-rise buildings with large surfaces exposed to wind, wherein the building's internal structure resists the resulting forces. Despite the increased adoption of computational fluid dynamics for structural testing because of faster computing, it is not considered suitable for routine usage in the structural designing of buildings, as its predictions need to be verified by experiments. Evaluating the impact of wind force on high-rise buildings, factories, and bridges can help building designers construct a structure that efficiently withstands the effects of wind. Therefore, the growing proliferation of the green building market is boosting the wind tunnel market growth.

Growing Demand for Electric Vehicles

Aerodynamics showcases an important role in electric cars contrasted to ICE-based vehicles, as the highest energy utilization to accelerate or drive uphill can be retrieved through energy recovery. To handle the energy recuperation needs, automotive engineers run an aerodynamic analysis of an electric passenger car utilizing wind tunnels. Wind tunnels run the primary aerodynamic testing of an electric vehicle. The increasing emphasis on mitigating environmental pollution and the rising trend towards adopting passenger electric vehicles are anticipated to offer positive opportunities for the wind tunnel market.

Wind Tunnel Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the wind tunnel market analysis are solution, alignment, airspeed type, and application.

  • Based on the solution, the wind tunnel market is divided into products and services. The services segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By alignment, the market is segmented into horizontal and vertical. The horizontal segment segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • In terms of airspeed type, the market is bifurcated into subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic. The subsonic segment held a significant share of the market in 2023.
  • In terms of application, the market is segmented into aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, building construction & wind energy, training & simulation, adventure sports skydiving, and others. The aerospace & defense segment held a significant share of the market in 2023.

Wind Tunnel Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the wind tunnel market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America.

Europe is leading the market. The growing application of wind tunnels in the aerospace and defense sector is boosting the growth of the wind tunnel market in Europe. There are various kinds of wind tunnels, each with its own features and speed range. Research centers and labs for aircraft construction and design are highly leveraging wind tunnels. In addition, the growing application of subsonic wind tunnels in the aerospace sector is also having a positive impact on the growth of the wind tunnel market in the region. The high presence of wind tunnel products and service providers in the region is also acting as a major driver for the wind tunnel market in Europe.

Wind Tunnel Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 2,913.58 million
Market Size by 2031 US$ 4,287.29 million
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.2%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Solution
  • Products and Services
By Alignment
  • Horizontal and Vertical
By Airspeed Type
  • Subsonic
  • Supersonic
  • Transonic
  • Hypersonic
By Application
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Building Construction & Wind Energy
  • Training & Simulation
  • Adventure Sports Skydiving
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Aerolab
  • Aiolos
  • The Boeing Company
  • ETW GmbH
  • Horiba Ltd
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
  • Rail Tec Arsenal
  • RUAG Holding
    • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.

    Wind Tunnel Market News and Recent Developments

    The wind tunnel market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. A few of the developments in the Wind Tunnel market are listed below:

    • MAHLE climatic wind tunnel ‘goes electric.’ MAHLE expands the range of services at the state-of-the-art facility in Stuttgart and enables testing of the effects of fast charging on sensitive Li-ion batteries under a wide range of possible climatic conditions. (Source: MAHLE Group, Press Release, February 2023)
    • The University of Notre Dame and Lockheed Martin Corporation signed a Master Research Agreement on November 4, 2021, to facilitate future collaborations that advance aerospace research. This agreement showcases the mutual desire of both institutions to accelerate their ongoing productive relationship. (Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Press Release, November 2021)

    Wind Tunnel Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Wind Tunnel Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Wind tunnel market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Wind tunnel market trends as well as market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Detailed PEST and SWOT analysis
    • Wind tunnel market analysis covering key market trends, global and regional framework, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments for the Wind Tunnel market
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Solution, Alignment, Airspeed Type, and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which region dominated the wind tunnel market in 2023?

    Europe dominated the wind tunnel market in 2023.

    What are the future trends of the wind tunnel market?

    Implementation of cloud-driven wind tunnel simulation technology is the future trend of the wind tunnel market.

    Which are the leading players operating in the wind tunnel market?

    Aerolab, Aiolos, The Boeing Company, ETW GmbH, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Horiba Ltd, Mahle GmbH, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Rail Tec Arsenal, and RUAG Holdingare some of the leading players in the market.

    What would be the estimated value of the wind tunnel market by 2031?

    US$ 4,287.29 million estimated value of the wind tunnel market by 2031.

    What is the expected CAGR of the wind tunnel market?

    4.9% is the expected CAGR of the wind tunnel market.

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