GMT division is a member or partner of these associations:
ATA Aero Testing Alliance (ATA)
This Alliance aims to provide the framework for joint operation and management of Onera and DNW commercial wind tunnel facilities, under the umbrella of a European Economic Interest Grouping, registered in the Netherlands. Aero Testing Alliance with the status of a European Interest Economic Grouping, combines the test capabilities of Onera (the French Aerospace Lab) and DNW (the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels organization, itself formed by DLR and NLR). The three-country approval process (France, Germany, and the Netherlands) was completed on April 20, 2006, and announced as a major step towards European integration of aerospace research facilities.
Link : http://www.ata.aero
E2CM: European Co-operation on (Cryogenic) Wind Tunnel Models
In June 2001 a co-operation agreement was signed between three European aerospace research establishments, Onera, the Dutch aerospace research institute (NLR) and German aerospace research institute (DLR), on design and manufacturing of cryogenic wind tunnel models and instrumentation. It was decided to join experience, knowledge and capabilities in support of cryogenic wind tunnels, in particular the European Transonic Wind Tunnel (ETW) in Cologne.
Through the past years this co-operation proved to be very successful and was extended to all kinds of wind tunnel models, smart models in particular, supporting all wind tunnels of DNW and Onera.
E2CM leads the high tech wind tunnel model market with its combined knowledge and experience on design and manufacture of highly complex, smart models, both for ambient and cryogenic test conditions.
The combined design and workshop facilities and man power of the three institutes (over 100 men) guarantees competitive model lead-times without loss of product quality.
For more than 70 years, AIAA has been the principal society of the aerospace engineer and scientist.
In 1963, the American Rocket Society and the Institute of Aerospace Science* joined to become AIAA. Both brought long and eventful histories to the relationship - histories that stretched back to 1930 and 1932 respectively, a time when rocketry was the stuff of science fiction and the aviation business was still in its infancy.
Today, with more than 31,000 members, AIAA is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The Institute continues to be the principal voice, information resource, and publisher for aerospace engineers, scientists, managers, policymakers, students, and educators. AIAA is also the go-to resource for stimulating professional accomplishment and standards-driven excellence in all areas of aerospace for prominent corporations and government organizations worldwide.
GMT is represented in different technical groups:
- Ground testing (committee member)
- Aerodynamic Measurement Technique (committee member)
SATA Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association
The Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association (SATA) was formed in March 1965 to provide a world-wide organization for operators of low speed aerodynamic testing facilities.
The objectives are to provide at the operational level a means of interchange of ideas, techniques, and solutions of problems. The general area of interest will include, but not be limited to:
- Design, performance, and economics of test facilities,
- Physical measurement, instrumentation, and handling and reduction of data,
- Facility operation and maintenance.
Link : http://sata.tamu.edu/
STAI - Supersonic Tunnel Association International
The Supersonic Tunnel Association (STAI) , International was formed in April 1954 to provide an organization for operators of high speed aerodynamic testing facilities. "International" was added in 1996 to better reflect the current worldwide make up of the organization. The original, and still primary, purpose of the organization is the sharing of information concerning facility operation, instrumentation and test techniques. More recently, the scope has broadened to include compressible fluid mechanics research outside the more traditional areas of wind tunnel testing. From the beginning, we have believed that sound personal relationships are a valuable foundation for technical communication, and our meetings offer the opportunity to meet and to interact personally with our peers worldwide.
Link : http://stai.dnw.aero/
EWA - European Wind Tunnel Association
The European Windtunnel Association known by the acronym EWA is a Network of Excellence for aeronautical applications and advanced measuring technologies funded by the European Commission under its Sixth Framework Programme.
The network consists of 14 member organizations from 8 European countries, including 3 industrial organizations who operate and/or use wind tunnels, 3 commercial wind tunnel operators, 7 research organisations and one organisation for post-doctoral education.
The aim behind EWA is to integrate and strengthen European Aeronautical Research by building lasting relationships and inter-dependencies between the major European wind tunnel operators and developers of advanced measuring technologies.
Link : http://www.eu-ewa.aero/
EREA: Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics
Created in October 1994: AEREA creation, may 1999 was the Establishment of EREA Association
EREA is a non-profit association with the objectives:
- to promote and represent the joint interests of its members;
- to intensify the co-operation between its members, aimed at further integration of their activities in the field of civil, military and space-related aeronautics;
- to improve and intensify the co-operation of EREA and its members with third parties in the field of aeronautics;
- to facilitate the ultimate goal of the Members of an integrated management of joint activities, thereby contributing to Europe's role as a global player in aeronautics.
Strengths: The European ambition in aeronautics will have to rely on European research collaboration. EREA is responding to this need by:
- Scientific and technical support to industrial projects;
- Cooperating with authorities and industry to define and implement a long term research policy encompassing both commercial and technological dimensions;
- Providing objective, neutral and impartial expertise to EU, national authorities, industry and other bodies.
Link : http://www.erea.org/