RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AT IST

Model of the Airplane Silent Air Taxi (SAT) © Copyright: RWTH Aachen

About thirty doctoral students work both numerically and experimentally on various topics. These include engine performance calculation, method development for simulation methods, aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aeroelastics, heat transfer and space propulsion.
The Silent Air Taxi (SAT) initiative is completely new. This is a modern aircraft for up to four passengers with a range of 1000 km. A key technology of the aircraft is the particularly quiet electro-hybrid drive.

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FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

CFD-Modell of a Centrifugal Compressor © Copyright: RWTH Aachen | IST

Researchers work in a complementary way on questions from different areas, which can be structured as follows:

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Test Benches

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The IST operates several large-scale test rigs, including an axial compressor, an axial turbine and four centrifugal compressors for different applications. These large-scale test rigs are used for a realistic simulation of the flow conditions in turbomachinery which is used by the industrial partners in current or future products. In addition, four wind tunnels are also available for various detailed investigations.

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Open TestCases

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IST and DLR provide several freely accessible test cases. Further information can be found here.

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Measurement Techn.

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For the precise experimental measurement of flows, high-quality measuring systems are required, which IST uses and develops further.

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Publications

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Here you can inform yourself about recent publications.

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