Climatic Wind Tunnel Vienna

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2017-07-01 ADSE service cooperation

RTA and ADSE consulting & engineering from Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, entered a cooperation agreement to jointly work on projects to accurately determine the yearly energy consumption of HVAC installations on rail vehicles. By combining the testing knowledge of RTA and the engineering capabilities of ADSE this will provide a valuable service to both rail vehicle manufacturers as well as rail vehicle operators. The work continues on the successful EcoTram project between RTA and its partners Wiener Linien, SCHIG mbh, Siemens, TU Wien and Vossloh Kiepe.

By measuring the actual HVAC energy usage across different climatic conditions in the testing facility of RTA and combining this with meteorological data from the foreseen operating environment, an accurate prediction can be made of the yearly energy usage of the HVAC system on board rail vehicles. As the HVAC system typically is the second largest energy consumer, behind the driving power, this is of prime importance to the operator. By assessing the energy consumption of the HVAC system further optimizations may be possible, lowering electrical energy consumption and operating costs.

ADSE consulting & engineering is an independent company providing solutions to customers in 3 different markets: aerospace, mobility and defense. Combining the knowledge of over 75 highly skilled professionals ADSE assists in design & certification as well as process improvements. ADSE was founded in 1996 and currently has a yearly turnover of around 8 M€. For the aerospace sector ADSE holds an EASA Design Organization Approval DOA.21J.481 to certify minor and major changes to aircraft and rotorcraft.

Media Day ÖBB cityjet

The new cityjet was presented to the public. Top ranking politicians and representatives of the industry answered the questions of reporters.  




2014-03-03 Opening of the Icing Wind Tunnel Vienna (IWT)

Düsen der IWT EinrichtungIn course of the first icing test project, performed for a customer in the new Icing Wind Tunnel (IWT) of RTA the newly built facility upgrade was officially opened on 3.3.2014. 




2015-09-12 OpenHouse

Openhouse2015On 12.09.2015 the climatic wind tunnel Vienna was one station during the Event "OPEN  HOUSE Wien" for people interested in architecture.





Icing Upgrade

news IWT-8The European aviation industry has an urgent need of Icing Wind Tunnels providing the conditions for tests with different kinds of clouds. The Climatic Wind Tunnel is getting an Upgrade to such an Icing Wind Tunnel.




2013-10-17 Training of Skijumpers and Nordic Pros in the Climatic Wind Tunnel

Gregor SchlierenzauerWind Tunnel Tests serve a critical part for Olympia trainings.





2013-06-27 10 year Anniversary Celebration

jubil 2013 180x112Anniversary Celebration of 10 Years Viennese Climatic Wind Tunnel

On 27.06.2013 a big Anniversary Celebration with lot's of VIPs took place.




2012-05-31 International Workshop

ws2012-podiumThe international workshop dealing with the issue of climatic tests is performed every two years in the climatic wind tunnel. This year the lectures give attention to "Urban and Suburban Rail Vehicles - New Challenges for Climatic Testing".




2012-04-27 Long Night of Research

Lange Nacht der Forschung 201227.04.2012 Long Night of Research 2012 – back again!





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