23 February 2017

The University of Kansas joins our WESTT Community!

The University of Kansas joins our WESTT Community!

 On February 10th, Price Induction installed the WESTT CS/BV virtual engine test bench at The University of Kansas’ Aerospace Engineering department (KUAE). This turbofan simulator will strengthen the propulsion educational material of the University. The main modules, thermodynamics and mechanical exploration of the DGEN 380 will serve as central teaching material to assist professors during lectures. It will also provide students with tangible learning tools and hands-on engineering interaction.

 The University of Kansas is renowned as a leading aircraft and engine design institution, winning numerous AIAA and international design competitions.

According to KUAE’s 2016-17 enrollment rates, students are increasingly taking an interest in aerospace engineering. This sudden peak in interest is largely attributed to the aircraft industry’s highly visible presence in Kansas. As student enrollment increases, the department experiences a rapid expansion of their faculty involvement, teaching resources and research space.

WESTT CS/BV @ Kansas University

WESTT CS/BV @ Kansas University

“The sophistication of this system and its versatility is highly suitable for our department, where a strong Academic Program in engineering meets a strong Aviation Program.  Indeed, both sides of the house could use this impressive virtual engine test bench” states Aerospace Engineering Professor, Saeed Farokhi, PhD.

 Farokhi first expressed an interest in the WESTT CS/BV test bench when he encountered Price Induction’s booth at the IGTI Conference in San Antonio. Alongside Sharp Professor and Associate Chair, Ray Taghavi, he’s worked on gathering the necessary funds to acquire the simulation test bench. Farokhi and Taghavi are now fully trained and ready to implement this educational solution in the classroom.

The WESTT CS/BV test bench is currently used by over 40 academic clients all over the world for Thermodynamic, Aerodynamic, Control Systems or Engine performance and Failure management applications.

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