Gaele WintersDear visitor,

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to the website of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics. I would like to share some insights about the VKI with you.


Green technologies such as noise reduction, reduction of pollution (NOX releases) as well as global warming (CO2 release) are the drivers for revolutionary changes in century old industries like aerospace, car industry or energy conversion. New ideas like using micro satellites for in orbit technology demonstration and debris mitigation, advances in new propulsion concepts and qualification of new reusable materials will make future high speed travel affordable.


These are some of the topics that bring young engineers and scientists from all over the world to the von Karman Institute to study, improve their skills and perform their research. Located in Sint-Genesius-Rode near Brussels, this non-profit international educational and scientific organization is specialized in fluid dynamics (flows of liquids, gases and plasmas) in the area of Aeronautics and Aerospace, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, and Turbomachinery and Propulsion. The von Karman Institute prides itself in providing "advanced training in research through research".


The VKI acknowledges the sustained support from BELSPO and its international consortium of member states, which has allowed the VKI to reach the present level of competence and its worldwide recognition as a true center of excellence in fluid dynamics.


Gaele Winters
Director of the von Karman Institute


Instantaneous velocity flow field of a subsonic/supersonic coaxial jet obtained through PIV

Monday, 20 February 2017

Shock-cell noise investigation on a subsonic/supersonic coaxial jet
PhD thesis of Daniel Guariglia
2 March at 3:15 PM
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Sonaca 200

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sonaca 200, a new generation, two-seater aircraft
14 March at 8:00PM

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Mike Griffin

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Future of Space Exploration
Seminar by Mike Griffin - 23 February at 3:30PM


researhc Master Call for Applications 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Research Master in Fluid Dynamics (master-after-master level)
Open Call for Applications!
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Jobs at VKI


CubeSat System Engineer

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