C²A²S²E-Cluster: Europe's fastest computer for aeronautics research
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.
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Visualisation of a forecast created by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). On display are rising air masses (coloured lines) that reach the jet stream (green surface) over northern Europe. The visualisation was created using ‘Met.3D’.
TU München, Marc Rautenhaus.
Various scenarios were simulated in the wind tunnel tests, in particular Lilienthal's fateful flight from Gollenberg on 9 August 1896.In the lower left corner of the image is the angle of alignment of the front of the glider with the wind. The CP scale on the right side describes the air resistance.
The measurement data of different wind angles are transmitted to a 3D model. Based on these data, the flight capability and stability of Lilienthal's glider was confirmed by DLR.
DLR is playing a key role in the aerodynamic design of the wings and the tail plane of the RACER high-speed helicopter.
An unmanned aircraft carrying about one ton of payload should be able to deliver, for example, humanitarian goods over a distance of up to 600 kilometres. Project ALAADY (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery) aims at conducting the first test flights with drones at the end of 2017.
The virtual reality lab at the Tech Center of the Hamburg Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) allows up to 30 users to view and discuss the development of a virtual model at the same time.
In SCIL, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are given access to the latest design technologies and software tools for modelling, controlling and adjusting complex mechatronic systems across the entire spectrum of their technical applications.
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In this zoomed-in image, the World Water Quality Portal map shows the turbidity of the Mekong delta.
A replica of the Matterhorn hangs upside down in the 100-metre-high central space of the Gasometer, as the highlight of the exhibition ‘The Call of the Mountains’, which opened on 16 March 2018.