von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

On-site Lecture Series - Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities

Monday 17 January 2022 - Wednesday 19 January 2022

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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).

Location

On-site

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

Programme (UTC+1)

Monday 17 January 2022

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 End of the lecture series

Tuesday 18 January 2022

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 19 January 2022

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

If you are not able to attend the lecture series on site, we offer you to attend it online. Nevertheless the price remains the same for an on-site or an online participation.

Registration will be available soon

Early bird registration fee (until November 17, 2021 included)

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 126 140
PhD students  378 420
Staff from recognized universities / research center 756 840
Staff from commercial organizations 907 1088

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 180 200
PhD students  540 600
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1080 1200
Staff from commercial organizations 1296 1440

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%

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