Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities

Date: Monday 04 November 2019 to Wednesday 06 November 2019

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
Contact : VKI secretariat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: +32 2 359 96 04

 
 

Introduction to Ground TestingGround 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.

 

Introduction to Ground testing

 

Preliminary Programme

MONDAY 4 November, 2019

  • Welcome address
  • 09:15 Overview of wind tunnels
    Prof. O. Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
  • 10:15 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 Similarity rules and similitude methodology
    Prof. O. Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 1
    Prof. B. Bottin, ISIB & , von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 2
    Prof. B. Bottin
  • 17:00 Reception

TUESDAY 5 November, 2019

  • 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

WEDNESDAY 6 November, 2019

  • 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

 

Eligibility Criteria

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 .

Fee & Registration

Register here

Early bird registration fee (until September 4, 2019 included)

Lecture Series Early Bird

Late registration fee (after September 4, 2019)

Lecture Series Fees

Type 1: Citizens of NATO countries funding VKI: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and the United States
Type 2: Citizens of NATO countries or NATO partner countries not funding VKI
Type 3: Citizens of non-NATO countries

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Discount: -50% for the 3rd & 4th participant from the same company. The discount is applicable on the late registration fee, not on the early bird registration fee.

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