Collaborative projects

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics is involved in the following collaborative research projects.

Fluids & C°

Jean Muylaert, Director of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) and Vincent Soumoy, CEO of Fluids & C° are pleased to announce their recent collaboration to promote VKI in North America. Fluids & C° will namely help North American companies to rise research or validation projects with the Institute.

About Fluids & C°
Fluids & C° was founded on the idea of helping North American companies in their simulation, namely in the fluid domain. Based in Montreal, they are providing services and distributing software. The team is made up entirely of specialists with more than 25 years of experience.


Franco-Belgian nationality physicist, specialized in fluid mechanics, Diploma Course of the von Karman Institute in 1987, Vincent worked since more than 25 years in the simulation domain, namely in CFD

 

 

COOLFluiD

COOLFluiD (Computational Object-Oriented Libraries for Fluid Dynamics) is a component- based framework for scientific high-performance computing, CFD and multi-physics applications, originally developed at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

COOLFluiD is a open end collaborative platform providing a powerful set of tools for:

  • solving toy or complex applications with existing numerical solvers;
  • building totally new or customized models/solvers with arbitrary data-structures;
  • easily defining reusable components (e.g. algorithms, models, BCs, wrappers);
  • building virtual prototypes and easily test new algorithms or models;
  • interfacing or coupling other libraries/solvers to tackle more complex problems;
  • large scale simulations.

The COOLFluiD platform is an open source and the code is downloadable from Github.

Skywin

Skywin est le pôle de compétitivité labellisé par la Région wallonne pour les secteurs de l'aéronautique et du spatial.

TATEF 2

The TATEF2 aim is to create an experimental database to be used for design tools validation, in order to evaluate the unsteady effects of the inlet swirls, of the enhanced hot spots and of the rotor platform cooling in the high pressure stages of gas turbines with strong shock waves and a new architecture of low pressure vane which combines structural struts.

The Industrial Partners will validate and assess their design tools against the experimental results.

LAPCAT 2

LAPCAT II is a logical follow-up of the previous, co-funded EC-projec LAPCAT whose objective was to reduce the duration of antipodal flights (that is, flights between two diametrically opposite points on the globe) to less than two to four hours. Among the several vehicles studied, only two novel concepts – for Mach five and Mach eight cruise flight – are retained in the new program. The project, co-funded by the European Commission under the theme of air transportation, will last for four years and involves 16 partners representing six European member states.

PowerMEMS Project

The powerMEMS, Microsystems for power generation, project aims the development of a technology for replacing rechargeable batteries in a wide range of applications. The proposed technology is based on ranging from a few µW till the mW range and from the other side fuel based systems ranging from a few W to ultimately a kW. The final workshop was held in September 2008.

EU FP6

The Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) is designed to support a wide range of participants: from universities, through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers in developing countries.

  • AETHER : The AETHER project is a collaborative research and training network funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission in the frame of the Marie Curie actions. The project represents an initiative to strengthen the fundamental scientific work in the multi-disciplinary engineering field of aero- and thermo-acoustical coupling in energy conversion processes.

IWT projects

This projects listed here are financed by the IWT (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders).

  • CAPRICORN
  • MuTEch: The MuTEch project aims at providing new generic numerical and experimental tools to study heat and mass transfer, gas evolution and fluid turbulence in electrochemical systems of practical interest. This project is financed by the IWT (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders). It involves four academic and two industrial partners.

EU FP7

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is designed to support a wide range of participants: from universities, through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers in developing countries.

 
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