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Elastic Metamaterial-aided impulse aerodynamic Force measurement techniques

Project description

Artificial materials provide a route to measuring aerodynamic forces in testing facilities

An impulse facility relies on rapid release of stored energy to generate a short period of high enthalpy test conditions for testing aerodynamic flows. However, the reproduction of high-speed flight conditions above Mach 8 lasts only a few milliseconds. Stress wave analysis is suitable for measuring aerodynamic forces in impulse facilities over a short period of time. Elastic metamaterials, a class of artificial materials, could help tackle elastic wave propagation issues: their purpose-built frequency band gaps can be used to guide stress waves. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the EMiFT project will investigate how to inversely design elastic metamaterials and, thus, estimate aerodynamic forces.


Net EU contribution
€ 178 320,00
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00