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Ceremony in Xi’an, China, to inaugurate Georg Eitelberg

In the afternoon of 30 October 2013, an ceremony was held at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an, China, to inaugurate Georg Eitelberg, director of DNW and part-time profes...


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Trade Mission to China Minister Ploumen

In the framework of a Dutch trade mission under the ministerial responsibility of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade Mw. Ploumen to China a high level visit to the Beijing Aerodynamic Science and...


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DNW, the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels, was established by the German Aerospace Center DLR and the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory NLR.
DNW is a non-profit foundation under Dutch law, with headquarters in the Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. Its tunnels are situated in a number of locations in the Netherlands and Germany: Noordoostpolder, Amsterdam, Braunschweig, Göttingen and Cologne.
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DNW is one of Europe’s most advanced and specialized organizations for wind tunnel testing. DNW’s eleven wind tunnels include subsonic, transonic and supersonic facilities, and provide experimental aerodynamic simulation capabilities to the user community at large. This includes all aspects of airflow encountered in nature and engineering.
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Propulsion by an engine interferes with the performance and stability of an aircraft. As a result, propulsion can affect the aircraft’s safety as well as the economics of its fuel consumption. After all, differences of as little as 0.5% in fuel consumption can have substantial effects on the operational cost of an aircraft. Precise measurements of the effects of propulsion are therefore of crucial importance.

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