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Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLU)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Research organisation
Beranovych 130, Výzkumný a zkušební letecký ústav, a. s., Prague-Letnany, PO: 19905, Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Czech Republic
Current Status:
Operational since 1927
Being upgraded since 2012 to 2014
Scientific Description
VZLU is a national center for research, development and testing in aeronautics and space. The primary mission of VZLU is to pursue fundamental, industrial research and experimental development. Results and new knowledge generated by R&D activities are disseminated by publication, knowledge transfer or educational activities. In addition, VZLU supports industry by providing engineering and testing services necessary for the development of new products. VZLU continuously develops its large research and testing infrastructure in order to provide R&D activities and services on a high level.The major multidisciplinary fields of VZLU include: aerodynamics, structure strength and durability, material and corrosion engineering, turbomachinery and composite materials and technologies. Through its three subsidiaries the VZLU group can offer accredited environmental and mechanical testing, prototype and batch production of composite parts and satellite equipment development.R&D capacities of VZLU contribute notably to the progress of aerospace industry, surface transport, defence & security sector, power industry and civil engineering.VZLU - Czech Aerospace Research Centre provide (mainly for Aviation nad Space):1) Low and high speed wind tunnels2) Chambers and test rigs for material research.3) Test halls for research in strength and durability of structures.4) Test rigs and chambers for research of combustion.5) Test rigs and chambers for space qualified tests.

RI Keywords
Structures, Space technology, Composites, Aerodynamics, Research infrastructure, Material Analysis (MA)
RI Category
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Mechanical Engineering Facilities
Aerospace and aerodynamics research facilities
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Wind Tunnel Experiments
Wind Tunnels and Related Measurment Instruments
European Windtunnel Association
Date of last update: 05/07/2019
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