von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts - online

Tuesday 25 May 2021 - Thursday 27 May 2021

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Stratofly Lecture Series

This ONLINE lecture series is part of the STRATOFLY project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769246.

High-speed civil aviation offers vast opportunities for future aerial transportation. Exploration of stratospheric routes can help relieve already congested flight corridors of today. STRATOFLY project pledged to investigate the outstanding challenges of hypersonic flight at stratospheric altitudes for civilian aviation by taking into account the technological as well as environmental aspects.

In the framework of the project, VKI offers this lecture series to provide a general overview of the high-speed aviation while deep diving the audience into the major aspect including vehicle design and aerodynamics, experimental and numerical modeling of physics governing propulsion system operation and environmental impact of high-speed vehicle fleets.

The event brings world renown experts in their fields under the unique umbrella of VKI lecture series for this 3-day event. 

The director and the local coordinator of the lecture series is Dr. Bayindir H. Saracoglu of the von Karman Institute.

 HEG experimental model at DLR HEG experimental model at DLR
HEG experimental model at DLR

LES results of the same experiments by Lund University
LES results of the same experiments by Lund University

Location

ONLINE Lecture Series

Programme

Tuesday 25/05/2021: Vehicle technologies

08:00 – 08:15 Welcome address

08:15 – 09:30 Hypersonic vehicle design challenges
Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing, USA

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:15 Hypersonic vehicle design, integration and optimization
Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing, USA

11:15 – 12:45 Lunch Break

12:45 – 14:00 On-board subsystems design for high-speed aircraft
Prof. Nicole Viola, POLITO, Italy

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:45 Aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic challenges for the design of a hypersonic civil transport 
(To be confirmed)

15:45 – 16:00 Closing of the first day

Wednesday 26/05/2021: Scramjet technologies and emissions

09:05 – 09:15 Welcome address for the 2nd day

09:15 – 10:30 Supersonic turbulent combustion physics - a challenge for numerical modelling
Prof. Christer Fureby, LTH, Sweden

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 Experimental investigations on hypersonic combustion in a large-scale high enthalpy short duration facility
Dr. Jan Martinez Schramm, DLR, Germany

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:00 Scramjet flameholder dynamics: the controlling processes from ignition to stable burning
Dr. Timothy Ombrello, AFRL, USA

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Challenges in hypersonic propulsion – modeling unstart, flameout and thermal load operability limits
Prof. James Driscoll, UMich, USA

16:45 – 17:00 Closing of the second day

Thursday 27/05/2021: Noise and environmental impact

09:05 – 09:15 Welcome address for the 3rd day

09:15 – 10:30 Impact of a fleet of hypersonic aircraft on atmospheric composition
Dr. Didier Hauglustaine, CNRS, France

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 Climate impact of hypersonic aviation
Prof. Volker Grewe, DLR, Germany / TU Delft, the Netherlands

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:00 Supersonic Jet Noise Phenomena and Crackle
Dr. Charles Tinney, UT Austin, USA and Prof. Woutijn J. Baars, TU Delft, The Netherlands

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Design constraints and methodology for high-speed vehicles
Johan Steelant, ESA

16:45 – 17:00 Closing of the lecture series

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

Early bird registration fee (until April 30, 2021 included)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the lecture series will be organized online until the end of June 2021. 
Consequently, we reduce the price of the lecture series as from 1st of January 2021 until the end of June 2021.
You find below the new price list. 

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

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%

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