Partners on the EU FP7 Advanced Airship project: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vakgroep Toegepaste Mechanica

Organization: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vakgroep Toegepaste Mechanica Short name: VUB

General Description

The Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Research Group at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has been in the forefront of the fluid dynamic research for more than two dec- ades. It is conducting research activities in Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics (CFD, EFD) as support to the industrial and government organizations. MECH has experience and results (software, methods, tools and techniques) in the areas of data analysis and visualization, where the interoperability and transparency for the distributed visualization of heterogeneous data sets is promoted to be extended towards the semantically rich multidisciplinary engineering web-applications. In addition, it has a laboratory with two subsonic wind tunnels and state-of-the-art measuring equipment such as LDA and PIV to conduct fluid dynamic research, and it own computer center with several customized multiprocessors servers.

Main related expertise

Dean Vucinic, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel is responsible for the Research and Development of the scientific visualization technologies in European R&D projects sup- ported by the European Framework Programs, the EUREKA program and the Tempus educational program. Ship Screw Designer, Naval Architect and CAD/CAM expert, Senior Research Scientist. Related publications (others related publications in attachment):

D. Vucinic, “Object Oriented Programming For Computer Graphics And Flow Visualization,” In Vki Lecture Series On Computer Graphics And Flow Visualization In Cfd. Vol. Vki Monograph 1991-07 Von Karman Insti- tute For Fluid Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium, 1991, P. 37. D. Vucinic, M. Pottiez, V. Sotiaux, And C. Hirsch, “Cfview – An Advanced Interactive Visualization System Based On Object-Oriented Approach,” In Aiaa 30th Aerospace Sciences Meeting Reno, Nevada, 1992.

C. Hirsch, J. Torreele, D. Keymeulen, D. Vucinic, And J. Decuyper, “Distributed Visualization In Cfd ” Speedup Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, 1994. D. Vucinic And B. K. Hazarika, “Integrated Approach To Computational And Experimental Flow Visualization Of A Double Annular Confined Jet,” Journal Of Visualization, Vol.4, No. 3, 2001.

K. Grijspeerdt, B. K. Hazarika, And D. Vucinic, “Application Of Computational Fluid Dynamics To Model The Hydrodynamic Of Plate Heat Exchangers For Milk Processing,” Journal Of Food Engineering, Vol. 57, Pp. 237- 242, May 2003. D. Vucinic, ―Advance Scientific Visualization, A Multidisciplinary Technlogy Based On Engineering And Com- puter Science‖, International Journal Of Electrical And Computer Engineering Systems Issn 1847-6996, Volume 1, Number 1, June 2010.

D. Vucinic, “Multidisciplinary Visualization Aspects In European R&D Projects”, Proceedings Of The ASME 2010, Imece2010-39874, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2010.

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