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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, Dr. Heiko Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg and Dr.-Ing. Olaf Brodersen
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.
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