von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Lecture Series - Introduction to Ground Testing Facilities

Monday 16 January 2023 - Wednesday 18 January 2023

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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 hybrid lecture series (online / on-site) 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 (for on-site participation only). A question/answer session will be organized for the online participants. The schedule of this session will be communicated later.

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

Hybrid Lecture Series

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

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

Parking and Safety Information

Parking places are available on the premises, just before the security fence.

To enter, please ring the bell at the fence.

Programme

Monday 16 January 2023

08:00 Registration

08:30 Welcome address

09:15 Overview of wind tunnels
Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Similarity rules and similitude methodology
Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 1
Benoît Bottin, ISIB and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Design and operation of subsonic wind tunnels 2
Benoît Bottin, ISIB and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

17:00 Reception

Tuesday 17 January 2023

09:05 Design, operation and testing in transonic and supersonic wind tunnels
Prof. Benoît Bottin, ISIB & , von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Wind tunnel development for environmental research activities
Prof. Jeroen van Beeck, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Test bench development for turbomachinery applications
TBD, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Extrapolation from ground testing to real engine operation
TBD, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Wednesday 18 January 2023

09:00 High enthalpy and plasma wind tunnels design and operation
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Ground testing strategy for planetary re-entry simulation
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Visit of labs and VKI facilities: Low speed, turbomachinery, and environmental applications (only for on-site participations)

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Visit of labs VKI facilities: High speed and Plasma wind tunnels only for on-site participations)

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

Deadline Early Bird Registration: 16 December 2022

Deadline to register for on-site participation: 2 January 2023

Deadline to register for online participation: 12 January 2023 

You will receive a 10% discount in case of online participation.

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%

Lecture Series Speakers

 

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Olivier Chazot

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Benoît Bottin

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Jeroen van Beeck

 

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