Media invitation - For a 10% reduction in fuel consumption by new aircraft Polytechnique researchers team up with NSERC, Bombardier Aerospace, CRIAQ and European collaborators to develop new aerodynamic models

MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to the launch of the research project Multi-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aircraft Stability and Control Aerodynamics on Wednesday, February 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the J. Armand-Bombardier building.

Professor Éric Laurendeau, project leader, worked for a decade in research and development with Bombardier before making the leap to university research. Very aware of industry issues, on February 20 he will launch a project aimed at reducing aircraft fuel consumption by 10%. Research will focus on the design of new aerodynamic models inspired by the flight patterns of the albatross. This project is receiving support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Bombardier Aerospace and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ).

DATEBOOK

WHAT:
Launch of the research project Multi-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aircraft Stability and Control Aerodynamics

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Polytechnique Montréal
J. Armand Bombardier Building
5155, chemin de la Rampe
Amphitheatre J-1035

On the Université de Montréal campus
Campus entrance: 2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Université de Montréal métro
Indoor parking at the J. Armand Bombardier Building.
Campus map: http://www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/coordonnees/campus.php

Professor Éric Laurendeau will be available around 11 a.m. to answer media questions.

SOURCE: Polytechnique Montréal

For further information:

Annie Touchette
Communications
Polytechnique Montréal
T. 514 340-4711, ext. 4415
C. 514 231-8133
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca