The Supersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tube Laboratory houses a Mach 2 to 3 blowdown supersonic tunnel and two shock tube facilities for steady and non-steady high-speed flow experiments. All three facilities are used to investigate steady and non-steady high-speed flows.

The diagnostic equipment includes an optical setup for various schlieren and interferometric flow visualisation methods, a number of high-speed video cameras with recording speed ranges from several thousand to ten million frames per second, plus a variety of pressure sensors as well as pressure-sensitive paint.

The laboratory is used for undergraduate course laboratories, undergraduate thesis work, and postgraduate and academic research.