Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) and Qatar University have acquired a wind tunnel engineering services deal for Al Thumama Stadium, a FIFA World Cup 2022 venue, revealed a report.

The deal is to see the university provide wind tunnel engineering consultancy services including a wind tunnel scheme and detailed design and testing of flow field performance.

It will build a 1:300 scaled model to test aerodynamic performance using smoke visualisation techniques and laser sheet visualisation.

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“This agreement stresses QU’s continued determination to find solutions to the challenges facing the Qatar’s industry and community,” said Qatar University president Dr Hassan Al Derham.

“Through this agreement, we seek to promote the common relationship with AEB and widen areas of collaborations between the two sides in the field of consultancy, research and development.”

“This would serve the domestic industry particularly the 2022 world football championship in Qatar in line with national priorities towards the achievement of a knowledge-based economy.”

The collaboration will help young local engineers gain exposure and experience, according to AEB Group CEO and chief architect Ibrahim Jaidah.