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June 20, 2024 at 03:32 PMNASA
NASA Engineer Honored as Girl Scouts ‘Woman of Distinction’
You’d think a NASA aerospace engineer who spends her days inside a giant dome researching how to make plane engines quieter and spacecraft systems more efficient would have a pretty booked schedule. Still, advocacy and mentoring, especially for women and girls in STEM, is something Danielle Koch always tries to say yes to. For decades, […]
June 19, 2024 at 01:21 PMVKI
Agreement between VKI and NTNU

 

June 19th, Norway

Amidst the Belgian Economic Mission to Norway, the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) came together to conclude a Bilateral Inter-Institutional agreement!

This agreement marks the beginning of a dynamic collaboration under the Erasmus+ program, facilitating the exchange of students and staff between our two prestigious institutions.

At VKI, renowned globally for its pioneering research and education in fluid dynamics, and NTNU, recognized as a world leader in science and technology, this partnership holds immense promise. Together, we aim to delve into the realms of fluid dynamics, addressing crucial environmental and industrial challenges of our time, both onshore, offshore, and nearshore.

 

June 18, 2024 at 05:00 PMNASA
NASA, MagniX Altitude Tests Lay Groundwork for Hybrid Electric Planes
At a simulated 27,500 feet inside an altitude chamber at NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) facility, engineers at magniX recently demonstrated the capabilities of a battery-powered engine that could help turn hybrid electric flight into a reality.   This milestone, completed in April 2024, marks the end of the first phase in a series of altitude […]
June 18, 2024 at 06:48 AMVTT
VTT begins search for innovation partner for scaling up Finland’s next quantum computer towards 300 qubits
Press release 18 June 2024 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland begins searching for an innovation partner to scale up Finland’s next quantum computer, aiming towards 300 qubits. In the innovative co-development project, VTT will also be researching methods for how the developed quantum computer can be optimised for solving mathematical problems typical for new material development. The Finnish state has committed to finance the procurement of Finland’s next quantum computer. The state-owned VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (https://www.vttresearch.com/en) thus begins a
June 18, 2024 at 04:00 AMVTT
Finland's Oldest Nuclear Reactor Decommissioned in Espoo
The FiR1 nuclear reactor, which operated for over fifty years in Espoo, Finland, has been decommissioned in collaboration with Fortum. This challenging project addressed numerous concrete issues and simultaneously established the national mechanism for nuclear decommissioning waste management process. The experiences gained will serve as a model for decommissioning commercial nuclear reactors in Finland as they reach the end of their operational life. The FiR1 research reactor was Finland's oldest nuclear reactor. Commissioned in 1962, the unit was used for versatile research purposes and
June 17, 2024 at 10:41 AMVTT
Corrected: VTT and University of Vaasa lead ambitious partnership to build reusable packaging systems in Finland
Press release 17 June 2024 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Vaasa have initiated an extensive research project, in collaboration with 21 stakeholder organizations, to pioneer the development of reusable packaging systems in Finland. This initiative, aimed at accelerating packaging reuse, could potentially tap into an export market of 1.45 billion euro by 2035. Due to the growing consumption of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and food take-away, the demand for single-use packaging has increased, leading to global waste management challenges. According to
June 17, 2024 at 10:00 AMVTT
VTT and University of Vaasa lead ambitious partnership to build reusable packaging systems in Finland
Press release 17 June 2024 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Vaasa have initiated an extensive research project, in collaboration with 21 stakeholder organizations, to pioneer the development of reusable packaging systems in Finland. This initiative, aimed at accelerating packaging reuse, could potentially tap into an export market of 1.45 billion euro by 2035. Due to the growing consumption of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and food take-away, the demand for single-use packaging has increased, leading to global waste management challenges. According to
June 17, 2024 at 09:59 AMNASA
Globetrotting NASA Research Model Increases Accuracy
NASA and its international partners are using the same generically shaped wing design to create physical and digital research models to better understand how air moves around an aircraft during takeoff and landing. Various organizations are doing computer modeling with computational tools and conducting wind tunnel tests using the same High Lift Common Research Model […]
June 17, 2024 at 05:26 AMVKI
Digital twin project set to make offshore wind power more reliable and secure

Federated Digital Twins for Wind-Offshore project

The EU's Federated Digital Twins for Wind-Offshore project develops a customizable digital twin for offshore wind farms. This innovation enhances energy reliability and security.

A new EU project – Federated Digital Twins for Wind-Offshore (DTWO) – is developing a digital twin to simulate offshore wind power generation. Aimed at ensuring greater energy reliability and security, the digital twin will integrate existing models, simulation assets and real-time data. While there have been other commercial initiatives for digital twins of wind farms, this project is the first to introduce a customizable platform that enables users not to disclose sensitive commercial data.

Digital-twin technology involves creating a virtual replica of a physical object, person, or process. In this context, it pertains to offshore wind farms, enabling the simulation of real-world conditions to support science-based decision-making and minimize uncertainties. By using a digital model of entire wind farms, operators can better predict and deal with various scenarios such as approaching extreme weather events.

DTWO starts in June 2024 and will last for three years, combining the strengths of the world’s largest maker of offshore wind turbines Siemens Energy (in this case its division Siemens Gamesa), and the world’s biggest offshore wind project developer (Orsted) with research centres (Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems, DHI and Technology and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics), software developers consultants (Softserve Poland Sp Zoo), academia (Technical University of Denmark and Gdańsk University of Technology), a science communication institution (Fondazione ICONS), an energy forecaster (Enfor As), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics will bring in its expertise on environmental fluid dynamics into key components of the digital twins in the DTWO project. More specifically, we will lead the efforts on modeling wake effects between turbines inside a specific wind farm, as well as on the larger scale between different wind farms. Furthermore, we will play a key role in the numerical modeling of the weather and wind resource, and the integration of numerical models in the digital twin framework.

The project is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark. At the kick off meeting, the coordinator, Xiaoli Larsén, said that “facing rapid and vast development in offshore wind energy, along with gaps in key scientific and technological components between past and present, our DTWO project aims to enhance the digital twin methodology to bridge these gaps and pave the way for future global development”. DTWO will build a software architecture integrating five modules: weather; inter and intra farm wakes; resource and turbulence; turbine health state and reliability predictions; grid interconnectivities and energy systems. Our federated, modular DTWO twin includes a software architecture with user-friendly data and tool hubs. “DTWO enables a coordinated assessment of energy yield, wind turbine performance, and a sector-coupled energy market suitable for a large pan-European system”, added Larsén.

Funded by the European Union. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No 101146689. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

June 13, 2024 at 09:45 AMRoyal NLR
The NORAH2 project helps predict noise nuisance of rotorcraft
June 3, 2024 at 06:04 PMNASA
Winners Announced in Gateways to Blue Skies Aeronautics Competition
The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, team, with their project titled “Aero-Quake Emergency Response Network,” took first place at the third annual Gateways to Blue Skies Competition. Competing among eight finalist teams that presented their ideas for aviation-related systems for natural disasters, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona team earned the top award at the […]
May 27, 2024 at 04:35 AMVTT
VTT to increase Finland's expertise in developing clean energy solutions
With European Union funding, VTT launches research openings and a postdoc programme supporting sustainable growth in Finland and invests in clean energy infrastructure. The EU aims to reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean energy. To take concrete actions, the EU has launched the REPowerEU plan, which is part of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). VTT has just launched three strategic research openings and a postdoc programme as part of the implementation of the REPowerEU chapter of Finland's Recovery and Resilience Plan. One of the
May 21, 2024 at 09:03 AMVTT
VTT involved in five European Defence Fund projects worth a total of nearly EUR 68 million
Press release 21 May 2024 The European Commission has published the funding decisions of the 2023 research and development projects under the European Defence Fund (EDF). For the first time, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland was given the responsibility of coordinating two of the projects. VTT is also involved as a partner in the three other projects. The overall programme has received almost EUR 68 million in funding from the EU. The European Defence Fund projects support the EU's leading expertise in defence technology development in the areas of cyber security, land, air and sea
May 20, 2024 at 08:09 AMILOT
International drone conference coming soon in Warsaw

The international conference “Droniada Future Forum by Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation” addressed to drone industry experts, representatives of industries using drone services and everyone interested in drones will be held in Warsaw on May 24, 2024. The conference will consist of three modules relating to different levels. The conference will feature over 25 experts […]

Artykuł International drone conference coming soon in Warsaw pochodzi z serwisu Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.

May 18, 2024 at 10:00 AMNASA
NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core
NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners — officially graduating to the project’s next phase. As part of NASA’s goal to make the aviation industry more sustainable, the agency is developing a small core for a hybrid-electric turbofan jet engine that could reduce fuel […]
May 18, 2024 at 10:00 AMNASA
NASA, Industry to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core
NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners — officially graduating to the project’s next phase. As part of NASA’s goal to make the aviation industry more sustainable, the agency is developing a small core for a hybrid-electric turbofan jet engine that could reduce fuel […]
May 17, 2024 at 10:00 AMNASA
Aviary: A New NASA Software Platform for Aircraft Modelling
NASA has created a new digital modelling tool for aeronautical engineers to innovate new aircraft designs, building on decades of experience using highly advanced computer code for aviation. Using this tool, researchers can create simulations of conceptual aircraft featuring never-flown technology and receive detailed data about how it would work. Named “Aviary” for enclosures where […]
May 15, 2024 at 06:14 PMNASA
NASA’s X-59 Passes Milestone Toward Safe First Flight 
NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety […]
May 15, 2024 at 07:15 AMVTT
A new revolutionary method accelerates the development of sustainable biomaterials from years to minutes
Press release 15 May 2024 A groundbreaking study, published in the scientific journal Advanced Materials, on 6 May 2024, led by researchers of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, introduces a transformative approach that integrates synthetic biology with advanced machine learning and computational techniques to significantly accelerate the development of new biomaterials. This method reduces the material development timeline from years to mere minutes, promising rapid advancements in medical and industrial applications. "By leveraging the power of AI and synthetic biology, we have
May 14, 2024 at 03:00 PMNASA
NASA Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory
After flying more than three decades and 158 science campaigns, just one flight remains. NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory will make its final flight May 15 to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, where it will be used to train future aircraft technicians by providing real-world experience in the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program. Before […]
May 13, 2024 at 08:30 PMNASA
Meet NASA Women Behind World’s Largest Flying Laboratory
NASA’s DC-8 aircraft – the world’s largest flying science laboratory – began its science missions in 1987 and since then, has flown in service of the science community over places like Antarctica, Greenland, and Thailand. Aircraft like the DC-8 have enabled scientists to ask questions about life on Earth and explore them in a way […]
May 9, 2024 at 12:14 PMNASA
NASA Licenses 3D-Printable Superalloy to Benefit US Economy
NASA’s investment in a breakthrough superalloy developed for the extreme temperatures and harsh conditions of air and spaceflight is on the threshold of paying commercial dividends. The agency is licensing its invention, dubbed “GRX-810,” to four American companies, a practice that benefits the United States economy as a return on investment of taxpayer dollars. GRX-810 […]
May 6, 2024 at 10:55 AMVKI
Prof. Tony Arts was awarded the career prize at the 27th Biennial Symposium on Measurement Technique Symposium in Turbomachinery

Congratulations to Prof. Tony Arts who was awarded the career prize at the 27th Biennial Symposium on Measurement Technique Symposium in Turbomachinery (Larnaca, April 29-30, 2024) .

This award was given in recognition of his outstanding contributions to advancing precise heat flux measurement techniques, disseminating experimental data, and enduring commitment to support the Symposia of Measuring Techniques in Turbomachinery.

In the same occasion, a special session was entitled to Prof. Claus Sieverding. Claus has been a member of the organizing committee since its second edition in 1971.

 

May 3, 2024 at 08:22 AMRoyal NLR
First flight with electric scale model
April 30, 2024 at 03:00 PMNASA
NASA’s Commitment to Safety Starts with its Culture
NASA works on projects that often have never been done, or perhaps the way they are being done has never been tried. Living on the edge of innovation requires a high degree of risk. After organizational silence led to the loss of space shuttle Challenger and its crew in 1986, NASA vowed to change the […]
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