Test Rigs (IST)

  Axial compressor Copyright: © RWTH Aachen | IST

At present, there are 7 machine foundations in the hall, on which new rotating large test stands are continuously being built. These test rigs represent an important pillar of the ongoing research work, as they are in most cases very extensively instrumented compared to industrially used machines.

  Machine hall at IST Copyright: © RWTH Aachen | IST

The test rigs include an axial compressor, which is based on a high-pressure compressor of a very modern engine, an axial turbine and three different radial compressors.

These are used in aircraft gas turbines, in process gas compressors or for turbocharging in marine or stationary combustion engines.

Axial Turbine

Axial Compressor

Industrial/Transsonic Centrifugal Compressor

Propulsor

Process Gas Centrifugal Compressor

Centrifugal Compressor for Fuel Cells

Jet Engine Centrifugal Compressor

A new industrial centrifugal compressor is currently being built on basement 8. Also completely new are the initiatives on basement 1 and 5 to 6, where a test stand for a fuel cell charger and a 1-to-1 test stand for a Ducted Fan are being built and will soon be put into operation.