Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) role in the ACHEON project is to support the validation of fluid flow simulations by combined application of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD), in integrating modelling, analysis and visualization/presentation tasks. To sustain these activities, VUB has two subsonic wind tunnels, with the state-of-the-art measuring equipment (LDA, PIV), and has its own computer infrastructure with several customized multiprocessors servers. Furthermore, the department also has an anechoic room that with a 3D microphone scanning system.

The Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Research Group at MECH-VUB has been in the forefront of the fluid dynamic research for more than two decades. It is conducting research activities in CFD and EFD as support to the industrial and government organizations.

The department has coordinated FP4-IST/ALICE and FP5-GROWTH/QNET-CFD, the two European projects in 4th and 5th framework programs, and FP7-MAAT is in progress. In ITEA/EUREKA framework MECH has successfully completed the LASCOT, SERKET and ITEA2 3D-TESTBENCH projects. The department has experience in aeroacoustics modelling and source localization from microphone measurements through the stratigic basic research project (SBO) CAPRICORN.

Dean Vučinić, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel is responsible for the Research and Development of the scientific visualization technologies in European R&D projects supported by the European Framework Programs, the EUREKA program and the Tempus educational program. His expertise and job profile: Ship Screw Designer, Naval Architect, CAD/CAM expert and Senior Research Scientist in Numerical Modelling and Simulations domain.

The ACHEON project is also supported by Steve Vanlanduit, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, who has a strong background in optical measurement techniques for vibrations and flows and in parameter identification of mechanical systems and applications (source identification, damage detection, etc.).

Note: the mentioned projects are only part of the department projects in which Dean Vučinić was involved, for more info: (http://mech.vub.ac.be/)

Some references related to the Acheon project:

  • D. Vučinić and B. K. Hazarika, “Integrated Approach to Computational and Experimental Flow Visualization of a Double Annular Confined Jet,” Journal of Visualization, Vol.4, No. 3, 2001.
  • A. Aksenov, D. Korenev, A. Shyshaeva, D. Vučinić, and Z. Mravak, “Drop-Test” FSI simulation with Abaqus and FlowVision based on the direct 2-way coupling approach,” in Abaqus Users’ Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 2008.
  • M. A. Bidakhvidi, D. Vučinić, S. Vanlanduit, C. Lacor, “Numerical and Experimental Study of the Flapping Wing Induced Flow for Micro-Air-Vehicles Propulsion”, International Symposium on Coupled Methods in Numerical Dynamics, Split, Croatia, September 2009.
  • D. Vučinić, A. De Mets, R. d’Ippolito, S. van der Elst, B. Van Der Heggen, K. Nuyten, P. Ramon, “3D-TestBench – collaborative 3D engineering framework integrating workflows and knowledge-based tools”, NAFEMS World Congress, Boston, USA May 2011.
  • Presezniak Flavio; Steenackers Gunther; Guillaume Patrick, Microphone positioning optimization for conditioning inverse tonal fan noise MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING Volume: 24 Issue: 6 Pages: 1682-1692 DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2010.02.009 Published: AUG 2010.
  • Vanherzeele Joris; Vanlanduit Steve; Guillaume Patrick, Acoustic source identification using a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer Source: OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING Volume: 45 Issue: 6 Pages: 742-749 DOI: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2006.10.008 Published: JUN 2007.

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