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European Strategic Wind Tunnels Improved Research Potential

Objective

The proposed project ESWIRP aims at enhancing the complementary research potential and service capabilities of three strategic wind tunnels in Europe both in terms of productivity and quality. The concerned wind tunnels are ONERA S1MA Modane, DNW-LLF and ETW. The main ideas leading to the proposal have been (i) the identification at European level by the aeronautical community (ACARE) of the strategic wind tunnels for Europe needed to maintain and enhance the leadership of European aerospace industry and science,(ii) the EREA recommendation that the reduction of emissions, noise and fuel consumption by aviation requires the contribution of these infrastructures and (iii) the recognition that efforts have to be made at community level, in a targeted and coordinated way, to further integrate these strategic wind tunnels at a world class level. The ESWIRP project is fully responsive to the objectives of the Capacities – Research Infrastructures Programme. It will enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe and contribute to ensuring their optimal use. The activities planned under this project aim at optimizing the utilization of the three strategic wind tunnels and improving their performance by new long-term investments for the benefit of scientists and customer industries. ESWIRP responds to the so-called ‘targeted approach’ of the Integrating Activities of the FP7 Capacities Work Programme: Infrastructures following the FP6 I3 model: (i) Networking activities, (ii) Trans-national access and/or service activities and (iii) Joint research activities. A Joint Management Board will be established by the three facilities for coordination of all ESWIRP activities and consolidation of integrating objectives.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 538 187
Administrative Contact
Bruno Guillermin (Mr.)

Participants (2)

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 376 057
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oliver Fries (Mr.)
EUROPEAN TRANSONIC WINDTUNNEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 379 865,20
Address
Ernst Mach Strasse
51147 Koln
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Juergen Quest (Mr.)