About the AEA Research Group

3 main objectives:
  • Innovative research in Aeroelasticity and Exp. Aerodynamics;
  • Teaching activities;
  • Providing test facilities and services to industry.
Principal research interests:
  • Unsteady aerodynamics;
  • Linear and nonlinear aeroelasticity;
  • Validation of CFD results.
Main applications:
  • Aircraft;
  • Surface vehicles;
  • Buildings;
  • Wind turbines;
  • Street light fittings.
Latest news:
July 1, 2014
An article on the lab's experiments on flapping flight has been published by the Journal of Fluids and Structures and is available online here.
April 23, 2014
Time-resolved PIV measurements to investigate the coanda effect created by a jet along a circular cylinder
January 4, 2014 
An article detailing the participation of the research group in a European Research Council project on the suppression of aeroelastic instabilities was published in LiègeU magazine. 
November 14, 2013 
A TV report was shot in the wind tunnel lab by the national TV channel RTL-TVI. It concerned the effects of strong winds on civil structures in the scope of typhoon Haiyan.  
October 23-29, 2013 
Wind tunnel test campaign on flapping flight in collaboration with Dr. R. Nudds from University of Manchester.
October 11, 2013 
Time-lapse photography of the change of the test sections of the wind tunnel (accelerated 480 x !)
October 1, 2013 

Edouard Verstraelen joined the team as a PhD Candidate. His activities will deal with experimental non-linear aeroelastic systems in the scope of the ERC research grant NOVIB (Prof. G. Kerschen and G. Dimitriadis).
September 23 - October 4, 2013 
Wind tunnel test campaign of in its wind engineering configuration: additional measurements using 2 hot wire probes.
September 16, 2013 
New academic year starting !


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