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Aero & Hydrodynamics
About This Project

We know virtually all there is to know about the aerodynamic design of aircraft and other vehicles and are keen to apply this expertise to reducing air resistance in sports equipment.   In collaboration with two other Dutch partners, TU Delft has built a new two-man bobsleigh, which was used by the Dutch team during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.   More innovations are on the agenda for the Olympic Games in 2014. Computer simulations and wind tunnel measurements allow us to analyse and hopefully reduce aerodynamic drag. Tests are carried out in the low-speed wind tunnel at TU Delft or, on a real life scale, in DNW’s low-speed wind tunnel.   Partners: InnoSportNL, DSM, Eurotech, BSBN, TU/e, TUT, Stichting Sports&Technology, Modesi