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Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (IAS)
The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is a leading research institute in the field of aerodynamics/aeroacoustics of airplanes and aerothermodynamics of space vehicles. It has two main sites at Braunschweig and Göttingen and has a division at Cologne. 182 Scienttists - the total personal is 267 - are engaged in numerical and experimental investigations on air- and space vehicles. Experiments are performed in wind tunnels and in flight.
Departments of the Institute
C²A²S²E - Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engineering (AS-CAS)
Prof.Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kroll and Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schwamborn
The goal of C2A2S2E is to establish an interdisciplinary center of excellence in numerical aircraft simulations. The new center will develop numerical methods and processes for highly accurate, multidisciplinary simulations of aircraft in an industrial context. This will be essential to overcome the technological, economical and environmental barriers to future growth of the air transport system.
Experimental Methods (AS-EXV)
Dr. Lars Koop
The department of Experimental Methods develops optical and acoustical field measurement techniques for the acquisition of fluid-mechanical and aero-acoustical quantities and applies them mainly in large industrial wind tunnels for aerodynamics.
Fluid Systems (AS-FLY)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Wagner
In the Department Fluid Systems, geometrically and physically induced multi-scale problems of fluid mechanics and aero-acoustics are investigated based on numerical simulations and experiments. The aim of the research is to combine modeling with methods used for experimental and analytic-numerical studies of turbulent and / or multiphase flows. Problems of technical applications are thus solved through measurements, computation and the improvement of fluid dynamical systems. The latter are fluid systems in airplanes and, the aircraft cabin as well as the flow in or around systems which are of interest for the transportation, aerospace and energy industry.
High Speed Configurations (AS-HGK)
Dr. Henning Rosemann
Research topics in the department High Speed Configurations are flows in the transonic, supersonic and hypersonic speed regime.
Prof. Dr. Markus Raffel und Dr. Thorsten Schwarz
The department Helicopters develops solutions for the fluid mechanical optimization of helicopters, and contributes significantly to the reduction of traffic noise by the development and application of noise prediction tools.
Dr. Klaus Hannemann and Dr. Thino Eggers
The activities of the branch are the aerodynamic design and analysis of space vehicles. To perform these activities ground facilities like HEG and STG and CFD tools (CEVCATS-N and TAU) are used und permanently upgraded.
Technical Acoustics (AS-TEA)
Prof. Dr. Jan Delfs
This branch investigates numerically and experimentally the noise generation at aircraft and vehicles and develops respective noise reduction technology.
Transport Aircraft (AS-TFZ)
Dr. Ralf Rudnik and Dr. Heiko Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg
The department Transport Aircraft accomplishes the numerical and experimental aerodynamical analysis of modern commercial- and transport-aircraft. The aim is the analysis and optimization of complex and complete aircraft-configurations.
Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology (AS-HYP)
Dr. Ali Gülhan
The ‘Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology Department’ with approx. 35 employees and five wind tunnels is part of the “Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology”. With its facilities, which are partially unique in Europe, the department performs experimental research and contractual work aimed at problem solutions and concept developments for supersonic and hypersonic vehicles.
Picture of the month
Quasi-steady simulation of the complete helicopter: rotors as actuator discs + engine exhausts gases
INSTITUTSKOLLOQUIEN Vorschau 2013 (April - Juli 2013)
19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (34th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference)
Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds Number Testing for Advanced High Lift Solutions
International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods
MUNA Final Workshop, 25 October 2012
18. DGLR-Fach-Symposium der STAB, 6.-7.11.2012, Stuttgart
5th PSP Course - Application of Pressure Sensitive Paint - Theory and Practice
The AS Braunschweig NewsLetter - Issue 02/2013
Das Institut im Fernsehen
The AS Braunschweig NewsLetter - Issue 11/2012
The AS Braunschweig NewsLetter - Issue 06/2012
The AS Braunschweig NewsLetter
FTEG test campaign: very large model in DNW
More than 100 TAU users met in Braunschweig
"AIAA - INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AWARD 2009" für Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Hummel und Dr. John E. Lamar
C²A²S²E - Newsletter Issue 01 (March 2009) published
AIM - Advanced In-flight Measurement Techniques
EU Project ATAAC
IDIHOM - Industrialisation of High-Order Methods – A Top-Down Approach
Leiser Flugverkehr II
NumEx: Numerical simulation and experiments to qualify the new low speed wind tunnel DNW-NWB
SACOMAR - Technologies for Safe and Controlled Martian Entry
VFE2 - Vortex Flow Experiment 2
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