European Strategic Wind tunnels
Improved Research Potential
The project ESWIRP aims at enhancing the complementary research potential and service capabilities of 3 strategic wind tunnels in Europe both in terms of productivity and quality. The concerned wind tunnels are ONERA S1MA, DNW-LLF and ETW.
The main ideas leading to the proposal have been:
The ESWIRP project is fully responsive to the objectives of the Capacities Research Infrastructures Programme. It will enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe and contribute to ensuring their optimal use. The activities planned under this project aim at optimizing the utilization of the 3 strategic wind tunnels and improving their performance by new long-term investments for the benefit of scientists and customer industries. ESWIRP responds to the so-called targeted approach of the Integrating Activities of the FP7 Capacities Work Programme: Infrastructures following the FP6 I3 model:
A Joint Management Board, consisting of the directors of the three members, i.e. ONERA-GMT, DNW and ETW, has been established by the 3 facilities for coordination of all ESWIRP activities and consolidation of integrating objectives.