Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology

Wind tunnel tests
Wind tunnel tests
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Wind tunnel tests

Advances in the field of noise research in aviation, as well as the transfer of research results into applications, depend to a large extent on suitable aeroacoustic wind tunnel facilities.
The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology in Braunschweig
The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology in Braunschweig
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The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology in Braunschweig

The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is a leading research institute in the field of aerodynamics/aeroacoustics of aircraft and aerothermodynamics of space vehicles. It has two main sites at Braunschweig and Göttingen and has a division at the DLR site in Cologne. The Institute has a total of 362 employees – of these about 70 percent scientists – conduct numerical and experimental investigations on air- and space vehicles. Experiments are performed in wind tunnels and in flight.
Flight tests
Flight tests
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Flight tests

Flight tests conducted by the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Digitalisation and virtualisation in aviation
Digitalisation and virtualisation in aviation
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Digitalisation and virtualisation in aviation

The new DLR Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualisation in Dresden will pool the skills required to undertake the first complete virtual aircraft flight in the long term.

The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is a leading research institute in the field of aerodynamics/aeroacoustics of aircraft and aerothermodynamics of space vehicles. It has two main sites at Braunschweig and Göttingen and has a division at the DLR site in Cologne. The Institute has a total of 362 employees – of these about 70 percent scientists – conduct numerical and experimental investigations on air- and space vehicles. Experiments are performed in wind tunnels and in flight.

Contact
  • Prof.-Dr. Ing. Cord-Christian Rossow
    Head of Institute
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
    Telephone: +49 531 295-2400
    Fax: +49 531 295-2320
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
    Contact
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil Andreas Dillmann
    Head of Institute - Göttingen/Köln
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Management
    Telephone: +49 551 709-2177
    Fax: +49 551 709-2889
    Bunsenstr. 10
    37073 Göttingen
    Contact
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DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
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Research
Facts / Institutes
  •  Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology: number of PhD students (2018)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    62
  • 2018
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    62
Facts / Institutes
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology: number of publications – 14 percent open access (2014 to 2018)

    328,1998
    2326
  • Publications open access (2014 to 2018) (14 percent)
    328,1998
    328
  • Publications without open access (2014 to 2018)
    328,1998
    1998
Facts / Institutes
  • Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology: number of employees (2018)

    56,306
    362
  • Female
    56,306
    56
  • Male
    56,306
    306
Infrastructure

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