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Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities 2021

Date: Jan. 13, 2021 - Jan. 15, 2021
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 course 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).

The lecture series is foreseen as a regular on-site event. In case the continuously evolving situation does not allow for this,  a fully equivalent virtual meeting will be organized.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

 

Welcome address

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

10:15 Coffee Break

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

12:30 Lunch

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

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 2
B. Bottin

17:00 Reception

Thursday 14 January 2021

 

 

09:05 Design, Operation and testing in transonic and supersonic wind tunnels
Prof. B. Bottin

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Wind tunnel development for environmental research activities
Prof. J.P.A.J. Van Beeck, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Test bench development for turbomachinery applications
Prof. T. Arts, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Extrapolation from ground testing to real engine operation
Prof. T. Arts

Friday 15 January 2021

 

09:00 High enthalpy and Plasma Wind tunnels design and operation
Prof. O. Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Ground testing strategy for planetary re-entry simulation
Prof. O. Chazot

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Visit of the lab, VKI Facilities: Low speed, turbomachinery, and environmental applications

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Visit of the lab, VKI Facilities: High speed and Plasma wind tunnels

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  • 10% early bird until one month before the event
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    More than 5 persons of the same organization   -2%
    More than 10 persons of the same organization  -5%
    More than 20 persons of the same organization -10%
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    ERM / Special Reg/ Lecturer Free
    Undergraduate Student 202.5€
    PhD / Students 540.0€
    Recognized Universities / Resarch Center 1080.0€
    Commercial organizations 2700.0€

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    Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities 2021

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