Success for AerGo
Over the weekend, the AerGo team successfully tested their one-seater aircraft.
Students from Delft and Amsterdam testing high-tech bicycle on F-16 runway
The Human Power Team, a student project of the TU Delft and the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, tested on Sunday 5 August their new aerodynamic bicycle: the VeloX 8.
ERC Starting Grants for seven TU Delft researchers
The European Research Council has awarded ERC Starting Grants to seven TU Delft researchers. The grants (1,5 million euros for a five-year programme) are intended to support scientists who are in the early stages of their career and have already produced excellent supervised work.
Launch of TU Delft Student Rocket Fails
On Thursday 26 July at 03:30 AM, students from the Delft University of Technology, made an attempt with a home-built rocket (Stratos III) to beat the European altitude record and reach the threshold of space. Twenty seconds after the launch the rocket disintegrated above the safety zone at sea. The team and INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) are currently investigating the anomaly and the cause of the failed attempt.
Students participate in Airnovation Summer Academy
Two students from the Faculty joined the second Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy.
Aerospace students finish top in Best Graduates competition
Two master’s students from the Faculty have taken 2nd and 4th place in the Best Graduates Network competition.
Delft simulation model for optimum performance during team time trials
During his Mechanical Engineering degree programme, TU Delft student Mats Overtoom came up with a mathematical model that could provide answers to such questions as ‘What is the optimum changeover schedule for a cyclist in a team time trial?’ and ‘How fast does he need to cycle up a mountain to reach optimum performance?’. The input for the simulation model was data from cyclists from Team Sunweb and specific track information. It gives the Dumoulin team strategic tips for optimum performance, the best order of the cyclists and the length of turns on the front during a team time trial.
Students win Dassault Aviation Prize
Two master’s students from the Faculty traveled to Paris last week as part of the Student Aerospace Challenge
Quieter airports and wind turbines
Salil Luesutthiviboon is passionate about noise reduction. Having completed an Aerospace master’s in 2017, his research aims to contribute to a sustainable and quiet future by reducing noise at airports and also at wind turbines.
Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects wins state-of-the-art multibeam echo sounder
The Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects group is the winner of the R2Sonic Multispectral Challenge. The prize is a R2Sonic 2026 multispectral multibeam echo sounder.