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Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities 2023

Date: Jan. 16, 2023 - Jan. 18, 2023
Location: von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 72 Waterloosesteenweg Sint-Genesius-Rode, 1640, Belgique
Contact: secretariat@vki.ac.be
Phone: +3223599604

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Ground testing facilities have been used since long in aeronautics and aerospace, as they have been developed for environmental and industrial applications. Nowadays they are still major sources of key data for investigations in all fields of fluid dynamics.

This lecture series is organized for student and engineers to provide a general understanding of the design, operation and application of ground testing facilities from all speed regimes. Experimental methodology is exposed as well as the interpretation of the data and their extrapolation to real situation. The course includes an on-site presentation of the VKI facilities during a lab visit.

This Lecture series is based on the long tradition and experience developed at VKI on experimental testing.

The Director of this lecture series is Professor Olivier Chazot of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI).

Deadline Early Bird Registration: 16 December 2022

Deadline to register: 2 January 2023

Monday 16 January 2023

08:00 Registration

08:30 Welcome address

09:15 Overview of wind tunnels
Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Similarity rules and similitude methodology
Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 1
Benoît Bottin, ISIB and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 2
Benoît Bottin, ISIB and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

17:00 Reception

Tuesday 17 January 2023

09:05 Design, operation and testing in transonic and supersonic wind tunnels
Prof. Benoît Bottin, ISIB & , von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Wind tunnel development for environmental research activities
Prof. Jeroen van Beeck, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Test bench development for turbomachinery applications
TBD, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Extrapolation from ground testing to real engine operation
TBD, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Wednesday 18 January 2023

09:00 High enthalpy and plasma wind tunnels design and operation
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Ground testing strategy for planetary re-entry simulation
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Visit of labs and VKI facilities: Low speed, turbomachinery, and environmental applications

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Visit of labs VKI facilities: High speed and Plasma wind tunnels

Eligibility

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Reduction policy

- 10% early bird registration (discount visible on the price list)

- 30% discount for citizens of NATO countries (discount will be applied during the registration process)


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  • on-site - Undergraduate Students (Proof Needed) 180.0
    on-site - PhD Students (Proof Needed) 540.0
    on-site - Recognized Universities / Research Center 1080.0
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    Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities 2023

    **Early Bird Limit: Dec. 16, 2022


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