Embry-Riddle and ASE Partner to Advance Aerodynamic Testing Technology and Prove Industry Designs
A newly constructed subsonic wind tunnel located on the research campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach already has several successful projects.
To achieve these results in a timely manner required ASE FluiDyne and Embry-Riddle to have a strong client / customer focus. ASE FluiDyne and Embry-Riddle pooled their experience and project management skills to coordinate the effort.
“What set ASE FluiDyne apart from others who make wind tunnels was that ASE FluiDyne listened to Embry-Riddle every step during the design process, and made refinements, various changes and modifications to the design based on our inputs. What we ended up with, ultimately, is a world class wind tunnel testing facility with very broad and unique capabilities, which is something that we should all be very proud of.”
J. Gordon Leishman, Ph.D., D.Sc.(Eng), F.R.Ae.S.
Director of Wind Tunnel Annex
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students use their 4 foot by 6 foot state of the art sub-sonic wind tunnel every day:
- To provide crucial data to increase the safety and success of helicopter, airplane and drone landings on ships,
- To conduct calibrations of the flow and turbulence intensity of test sections,
- To measure the aerodynamics of a wing,
- To learn about wind tunnel control and data acquisition, and
- To design experiments, learn, analyze the data and write technical reports.
Major aerospace companies have visited the Embry-Riddle facility and are very interested in exploring more future projects.
Aero Systems Engineering, Inc. (ASE), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading global provider of mission-critical testing and engineering services to manufacturers of jet engines and industrial gas turbines, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) providers, governments and militaries. ASE serves the aerospace and energy markets in: 1) independent testing services at its aerodynamic laboratory; 2) design and build of aerodynamic ground test facilities and equipment; and 3) design and build of engine test facilities and equipment. ASE provides products and services under the brand names AeroSystems and FluiDyne.