A grant from the Eurostars program of the Eureka network has been awarded to an international project consortium composed of three partners from Belgium and Germany: Aerosint, a startup from Liège, Belgium; Vectoflow, a startup from Munich, Germany; and the research institute Fraunhofer IGCV in Augsburg, Germany.
An interesting paper coming from TU Berlin was published on the topic “Development of an Instrumented Guide Vane Set for RDC Exhaust Flow Characterization”. As described in the publication, short duration measurements of detonation waves in the TU Berlin detonation test stand were made using two Kiel Probes from Vectoflow made of CoCr alloy.
Here we want to show you an interesting paper from Marcel Boerner and Reinhard Niehuis from the Institute of Jet Propulsion of the Bundeswehr University Munich.
Are you interested in Aerospace? Then you would love our case study with EOS about Additive Manufacturing of probes for measuring speed and temperature in turbo engines.
The Institute for Automotive Technology at TH Nuremberg is pushing the frontiers of large diesel engine technology and has commissioned a set of specialized probes from Vectoflow to help understand engine intake and exhaust flows.
In this video you can see our wind tunnel in action.
The booth was often filled to capacity and included a demonstration wind tunnel with 2-axis traverse and a 5-hole probe as well as examples of the diverse probes and rakes offered by Vectoflow. The most popular of these was a turbine vane outfitted with 8 individual 3-hole probe heads, all with the pressure channels led out through the vane body to the base. A close second was a 3D printed 5-hole ceramic probe (Al2O3) capable of over 2050K enabling low conduction error combustion measurements.
You are currently developing an UAV or a drone? You need date on airspeed, pitch and yaw angles, barometric height as well as air temperature? And you want to use this data live or later for performance analysis and control? We are currently developing a small, robust air data system made up of a probe for three dimensional flow measurement and the measurement electronics that outputs all relevant flight data directly and digitally.
After presenting their 3D-printer, EOS P 500, EOS is planning further developments within the 3D-printing sector. Agreements have been made with the chemical company Arkema for developing a new high-tech polymer. There are already existing cooperations with Evonik and BASF for the development of future polymers.
Vectoflow continues its efforts in improving existing flow measurement systems continuously and developing innovative new probes in order to be able to meet the requirements of our customers. The latest example is the start of a collaborative development project together with the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid mechanics of the TU of Munich. The goal is to develop a new innovative multihole flow probe, bringing together the experience of both partners, who already have a long history of mutual support.