Research

Saab 340 being tested in STARCS transonic wind tunnel T1500.
STARCS has a long history of participating in both national and international research projects in aeronautic sciences and experimental aerodynamics. STARCS can manage or participate as a partner in research projects were our unique competence and wide range of experimental facilities, including wind tunnels from low speed up to Mach 7, can be used.
 
Currently, STARCS take an active part in the following research programs:
  • The European project New Aircraft Concepts Research (NACRE)
  • The European project Environmentally Friendly Aero Engines (VITAL)
  • The European project Aggressive Intermediate Duct Aerodynamics for Competitive and Environmentally Friendly Jet Engines (AIDA)
  • Network of Excellence European Wind tunnel Association (EWA)
  • The Swedish national programme in aeronautical research

Our competence areas include:
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Aero engine compressor testing
  • Low speed and high speed aerodynamics
  • Measurement techniques
  • Wind tunnel balance design and calibration
  • Wind power
  • Fluid physics
  • Flight mechanics
  • Complex dynamical systems
  • Wind tunnel design
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Space technology
  • Re-entry vehicles
  • Engine nozzle testing
  • Ejector systems
 
As a centre of excellence in experimental aerodynamics and as a leading provider of related services STARCS is constantly striving to stay in the very fore front of our field. Research is almost exclusively conducted in tight cooperation with other organisations where STARCS play a vital part as experts in our particular field.
STARCS is open to consider any challenging research project related to our expertise. Please use the contact form to the right of this page for interesting proposals for more information about participation in, or suggestions for, future research projects

 

 
STARCS adapts to the needs of the customer. Focus is on solving the problem rather than the task. Please, fill in the form below and we will contact you for further discussion to find a solution to your particular problem.

 

 
 

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Inlet Aerodynamics

STARCS has a unique capacity of high flow rate air suction which can be used for simulation of air inlet specific phenomena.
 
 

Store Release Simulation

An additional highly agile motorized arm attached to the ordinary model sting pod, allow for sophisticated store release simulation.
 
 

T1500 - Transonic Wind Tunnel

T1500 is suited for transonic testing of air- and spacecraft at speeds up to Mach 1.7.
 
 
LT1 - Low Speed Wind Tunnel
STARCS low speed wind tunnel is a multipurpose aerodynamic wind tunnel, capable of testing not only all sorts of aircraft models but also almost any type of transportation, large buildings and wind turbines.