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EUROPEAN WINDTUNNEL ASSOCIATION

Objective

The goal of EWA is to form a European Wind Tunnel Association for aeronautical applications and related advanced measuring technologies with a uniform and cohesive management structure and a technical organisation to execute a joint programme of activities.Its partnership comprises in total 14 partners from 8 European countries,including 3 industrial operators,3 commercial operators,7 research organisations and one organisation for post-doctoral education. The wind tunnels,which are of utmost importance for industrial wind tunnel testing for aeronautics in Europe, are operated by 11 of the 14 partners.Five partners are leading developers of advanced measuring technologies for wind tunnels in Europe.Due to the complexity of the organisational structures and missions of the existing wind tunnel organisations, EWA will proceed in a four-step approach (Preparation, Harmonisation, Implementation and Presentation of Integration). In particular,EWA will integrate and strengthen the European research area by building lasting relationships and interdependencies between the major European wind tunnel operators and developers of advanced measuring technologies.This will allow all partners to offer to researchers and the aerospace industry a comprehensive set of services and will bring new experimental techniques into operation in industrial wind tunnels much faster than in the past. Methods for harmonising standards and for assessing the quality of experimental simulation as well as methods to harmonise wind tunnel test techniques will be developed jointly.Due to this approach considerable improvements in quality and reduction of costs for wind tunnel testing can be expected.These core activities will be complemented by information exchange with industrial end users,with SME's for manufacturing wind tunnel models and/or instrumentation,with universities for training students and for developing new measuring technologies and by training and exchange of personel

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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E. V.

Address

Linder HÖHe
KÖLn

Germany

Administrative Contact

Juergen KOMPENHANS (Dr)

Participants (10)

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STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

SWEDISH DEFENSE RESEARCH AGENCY

Sweden

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD.

United Kingdom

QINETIQ LTD

United Kingdom

AIRBUS UK LTD

United Kingdom

VON KARMAN INSTITUTE

Belgium

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'

France

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS/ STIFTUNG DEUTSCH-NIEDERLÄNDISCHE WINDKANÄLE

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502889

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 7 500 000

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E. V.

Germany