The Automotive Test Section (ATS) of DNW's LLF-wind
tunnel has been certified by the TÜV for so called WLTP
measurements. WLTP stands for World Harmonised Light
Vehicle Test Procedure. Testing according to this
procedure is mandatory for...
At our wind tunnel in Braunschweig the DISPROP
aeroacoustic test campaign has successfully been
completed. The DISPROP project is dedicated to
aerodynamic and aeroacoustic modelling of closely
operating propellers. A 2D high-lift wing model equipped
with three electrically driven...
Our colleagues from the DLR Institute for
Aerodynamics and Flow Technology are leading the
ADaMant project. ADaMant stands for adaptive
data-driven physical modelling towards border
of envelope applications. In a joint effort with
colleagues from NASA, they investigated the so-called
Common Research High-Lift...
A wind tunnel test at off-design flow conditions for an Ultra-high bypass ratio turbofan inlet was performed at the German-Dutch Wind tunnel Large Low-Speed facility.see more
During the Paris Airshow, DNW and SAFRAN officially signed a research framework agreement strengthening the ties between the two companies. This partnership agreement will enable both parties to jointly further develop their knowledge and expertise in the field of aeronautical engine simulation techniques.see more
Developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, today announced the start of wind tunnel testing on a complete 1 to 2.5 scale (40% size) Lilium Jet model, including working engines and flap actuators, at the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW) facility in Marknesse, Netherlands.see more
At our low speed facility DNW-NWB in Braunschweig the aerodynamic investigation of the large scale DISPROP wind tunnel model, built by our project partners, has just been completed. The aeroacoustic measurement campaign in the open test section of DNW-NWB will continue in August and September 2023.see more
This month NLR AVVA executed airflow measurements on a ship model in the DNW-NWB in Braunschweig. Landing a helicopter on a moving ship at sea is a very demanding task. To guarantee safety and maximum operational capabilities, Ship-Helicopter Operational Limitations (SHOL) are essential.see more
Last month, within the UHURA project, the DLR-F15LS-LLE wind tunnel model was successfully tested in the DNW-LLF. This complex wind tunnel model is equipped with a dynamically deploying and retracting Krueger leading edge high-lift device.see more
On 30 March 2022, the maiden flight of a scaled version of a single-aisle aircraft, known as the Scaled Flight Demonstrator (SFD), took place. The flight took place in Deelen (NL) and lasted 9 minutes, achieving a height of 400 meters (1,400 feet).see more
Mia wrote the winning thesis during her third-year internship at DNW. The assignment focused on improving the Heyson’s wall interference methodology and enhancing it with present day aircraft configurations.see more
A major milestone within the Clean Sky 2 project ALVAR has been achieved by successfully completing wind tunnel testing in the DNW-LLF. The ALVAR project aims at demonstrating technology readiness for a novel suction skin structure, the tailored skin single duct (TSSD).see more
On 26 October 2021 the Mayor and councilors of the
municipality of Noord Oost Polder visited NLR and DNW.
During a presentation they were informed by NLR’s CFO Mr.
L. Esselman about the...
The Police have indicated to investigate whether the Centre for Enforcement and Mobility can be moved from Lelystad to the MITC Marknesse and, together with NLR, DNW and RDW, build the innovative knowledge and test centre in the field of smart mobility and infrastructure.see more
NIFTI (Non-Intrusive Flow distortion measurements within a Turbofan Intake) is an action launched under Grant Agreement 864911 of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. NIFTI aims to advance the state of the art in non-intrusive inlet flow distortion measurements for modern, civil aero-engines.see more
Following our previous work on the visualization of aerosols in July, DNW has participated in an episode of the Topdoks TV programme that aimed to show the effectiveness of different mouth masks.see more
On 02 December 2020, Director Christophe Hermans was a ‘guest’ on a radio show of Omroep Flevoland. The subject of this broadcast was “high speed”.see more
In September 2020, the German Aerospace Center DLR celebrated the forty years anniversary its formal cooperation with the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment CAE.see more
Three hydrogen endurance racing teams, Eco-Runner Team Delft, HAN Hydromotive, and Green Team Twente competed in our LST (Low-Speed Tunnel) to find out who has the most aerodynamically efficient design and looked for new insights to unlock further aerodynamic performance.see more
The intelligent lockdown is gradually being lifted by the
authorities. The measures to control the spread of the
COVID-19 virus focus on good hygiene practices (hand
washing) and social distancing (staying 1.5 metres...
DNW has taken measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, whilst maintaining business continuity as far as possible and justified. DNW follows the guidelines of its parent institutes DLR & NLR and protocols of the German & Netherlands governmental agencies.see more
Director of DNW Christophe Hermans was one of the key
industrial partners in BLADE to attend the ceremony.
Airbus has signed an accord with representatives of the
numerous stakeholders to not only mark the...
The aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and German–Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW) have succeeded in testing an innovative method for examining the safety of future aircraft. In another first, they have been able to analyze the flutter behavior of a wing in real time.see more
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Andreas Bergmann took up his position as Director of DNW. Andreas is the successor of Georg Eitelberg, who retired on 01 April 2018. The Management of DNW now consists of two Directors of equal standing, appointed by each one of the parent companies German Aerospace Center DLR and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR.see more
Due to renewed need for testing in the supersonic regime,
DNW decided to bring the maintenance level of the SST back
up to the testing requirements. That included the process of
The Chinese Aeronautical Establishment CAE and DNW have been
engaged in informal and formal cooperative research for some
time now. The first formal agreement was signed at the Paris
Air Show in June...
On 12 October 2017, at the 40th Panel Business Meeting of
the Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO in Utrecht,
the AVT Panel Young Contributor Award was bestowed on
Kerstin Huber, Project...
At this symposium - at the same time being a farewell to
director Georg Eitelberg - a number of specialists in
aeronautics will elaborate their views on aerodynamic
disciplines. The symposium is also providing...
DNW has successfully developed a non-contact, accurate,
reliable, non-intrusive measurement technique to precisely
capture in real-time the dynamics and trajectory of objects
during testing of wind tunnel models. In the above animation
On 07 and 08 September 2016 the 2nd Polish-Brazilian
Conference on Science and Technology was organized by the
Polish Institute of Aviation ILOT in Warsaw. The objective
of the conference was to bring...
Vliegtuigfabrikant Airbus was lang de grootste klant van
German-Dutch Wind Tunnels. Maar de laatste jaren zijn
Chinezen en Brazilianen steeds belangrijker als
opdrachtgevers voor de Nederlands-Duitse organisatie, die
dit jaar veertig jaar bestaat. ’’Om de beste ter wereld
On Wednesday 29 October 2014 the AVIC Aerodynamic Research Institute (ARI) and the German-Dutch Wind tunnels (DNW) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on cooperation on several subjectssee more
DNW, founded and jointly owned by DLR and NLR, is the operator of a globally renowned group of wind tunnels in Germany...see more
The ESWIRP project has been funded by the European Framework Programme 7 to support the integration of and access to research infrastructure of pan-European interest. It has significantly enhanced the interoperability of 3 key world-class aeronautical wind tunnels, and harmonised, improved and optimised the scientific access conditions thereto ...see more
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Christophe
Hermans took up his position as Deputy Director of DNW
effective 01 April 2012 after the retirement of Cor Joosen.
With the appointment of...