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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

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E. V.
Address
Linder Höhe
Köln
Germany

Participants (10)

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2 (Postal Code 1059 Cm)
Amsterdam
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise Snc
Capua (Ce)
SWEDISH DEFENSE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address

Stockholm
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
Hamburg
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre
Farnborough
QINETIQ LTD
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
AIRBUS UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House
Bristol
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE
Belgium
Address
Waterloosesteenweg 72
Sint-genesius-rode
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc N° 29
Chatillon
STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS/ STIFTUNG DEUTSCH-NIEDERLÄNDISCHE WINDKANÄLE
Netherlands
Address
Voorsterweg 31
Emmeloord