AeroTechnic Institute (IAT)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts
15 rue Marat, CNAM - InstitutAeroTechnique, Saint Cyr l'Ecole, PO: 78210, Ile de France (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1911
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
Founded in 1909 by a donation from Henry Deutsch de la Meurthe, the Institut AeroTechnique (IAT) was inaugurated on July 6, 1911 to pursue theoretical and applied research in aerodynamics.With an experience of more than a century in aerodynamics, IAT is a public institution working in partnership with industries and other public institutions and research laboratories in areas such as: aeronautics, automotive, flow control, train aerodynamics, wind energy, wind engineering. The experimental facilities consist of industrial size wind tunnels, test benches and other scientific equipments allowing to perform a variety of industrial, research and/or educational activities.

RI Keywords
Aeronautics, Wind engineering, Aero-acoustic, Flow control, PIV, Hot wire anemometry, Aerodynamics
RI Category
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Aerospace and aerodynamics research facilities
Mechanical Engineering Facilities
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Cooperative research
Aerodynamic testing
Computer aided design and manufacturing facilities for mock-up and test rigs
Industrial services
Climatic wind tunnels


Low-Speed Wind tunnels


Measuring equipments

Velocity measurements; Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (S-PIV); Hot Wire Anemometry; 7-hole probes (steady and unsteady sensors)Pressure measurements; Steady and unsteady pressure sensors - Pitot tube and Kiel probes; Pressure tomography; Aerodynamic loads measurements; Steady balances (for either internal or external mounting) for automotive, aeronautics, train, buildings. Unsteady balances; Sound pressure measurements; 1/4" microphones; 1/2" microphones; Vibration measurements; Single and multi-axes accelerometers; Flow visualizations; Surface visualizations; Smoke cane and smoke injection; Particle imaging.

Anechoic wind tunnels

Cornemuse- Opened (3/4) or closed test section- 0.3 m diameter and 1.6 m long test section- vmax= 30 m/s.

Additional Data
Member of Institut Carnot ARTS