Watch the following film to get an impression of the facilities at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
The facilities at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering are used for experiments generating unique and essential data for research but they are also used in education. Practical exercises are an essential part of the curriculum. The faculty has a complete range of high-tech facilities at the disposal of students and researchers. The faculty is open for sharing these facilities on an university level and will actively cooperate with other faculties.
Cessna Citation II jet aircraft
The Cessna is equipped as a flying laboratory for students to carry out experiments in the air space above and around Schiphol airport near Amsterdam.
A total of eight high-speed and low-speed wind tunnels are used to demonstrate aerodynamic theory. Experiments can be performed in speeds that range from the subsonic at 35m/sec to the hypersonic at Mach 11.
Structures and Materials Laboratory
This laboratory consists of five fatigue-testing machines, low-speed and high-speed impact testers, production equipment such as a filament winding machine and an autoclave. It is used for experiments and research into light weight structures.
This super-simulator was designed and built through the cooperation between several Faculties within TU Delft. It is used to study man-machine interaction and can simulate the motions of airplanes, helicopters, heavy and light vehicles, and Space Planes.
The faculty provides extensive computing facilities for all aerospace engineering students.
Laboratory for Earth Oriented Space research (LEOS)
LEOS is a highly advancad laboratory which supports the investigation of electromagnetic measurement techniques involving artificial Earth satellites.
The Faculty hangar houses a collection of aircraft and spacecraft parts such as cockpits, wings, advanced sensors and rocket parts. It also has a helicopter, a Starfighter, and a test model of Europe’s largest satellite, ENVISAT. Students use the collection for a greater understanding of the design and performance objects with a view to generating new ideas and solutions.
The Faculty has a clean room in which to develop the Faculty’s own satellite. We also have a unique satellite database and a kite-testing laboratory for experiments on innovative ideas on sustainable aerospace engineering and technology.