The International Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics is organized each year by the French Aeronautics and Space Society (3AF) in a different venue in France known for its activities in the domain of aeronautics and/or space. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for scientific exchanges among the aerospace community where aerodynamicists from industry, research institutions and academics meet. Scientists and engineers from other domains involving fluid mechanics are also welcome.

The symposium concentrates each year on a different topic representative of the present concerns in the field of aerodynamics. It is organized on the basis of five sessions, each introduced by a keynote conference given by an expert in the field covered by the session. The symposium is concluded by a technical visit in connection with the symposium’s subject.

Theme of the symposium

Wind tunnel and computation: a joint strategy for flow prediction.

47th international symposium of applied Aerodynamics, AERO2012In 1909, Gustave Eiffel built at the foot of his famous tower one of the first wind tunnels dedicated to a new science: Aerodynamics. In 1912, the wind tunnel was moved to Auteuil, in Paris, where it is still in operation. In 2012, the French aerodynamics community celebrates the centenary of the Eiffel wind tunnel and its continued use for the study of a large number of aerodynamic problems concerning aircraft, automobiles, buildings, etc. The 47th International Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics, which is placed under the auspices of this celebration, will focus on today strategy used for performance predictions and detailed flow analysis. This includes intensive use of CFD in connection with wind-tunnel experiments aiming to assessing the accuracy of computations, investigating the physics of complex flows and improving theoretical models. The symposium will also consider the close connection between wind-tunnel operation and CFD within the context of a computer aided wind tunnel.

Main Topics

Among the many aspects of the problem, the following items will be considered (the list being not exhaustive):

Keynote conferences

Richard Dwight

Delft Technical University

Zdenek Johan

Dassault Aviation

Dimitri Mavriplis University of Wyoming

Martin Peter

Eiffel Wind Tunnel

Patrick Wagner