von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities

Wednesday 13 January 2021 - Friday 15 January 2021

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 Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities

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.

Location

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Waterloosesteenweg 72
B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode

Programme

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

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 and Registration

The registration will  be opened in June.

Early bird registration fee (until November 13, 2020 included)

Price for 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

LS Price NAT0 countries

Price for citizens of other 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.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%