/R E P E A T/ - Media invitation - How do you control airflow around airplane wings? - Demonstration of a subsonic wind tunnel, a new testing facility acquired by Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal to simulate fluid-structure interaction

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    MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - How do you make electric cables so that
they can better resist wind forces? How can you avoid vibration inside a
nuclear reactor? These and other questions might soon be answered by
researchers at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, thanks to a new facility
acquired by the school: a subsonic wind tunnel that will allow airflow to be
tested at over 300 kilometres an hour to enable better understanding and
control of fluid-structure interaction.
    Media representatives are invited to attend a wind tunnel demonstration
at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal on Wednesday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m.
During the event, a brand-new technology aimed at improving airplane wing
design and engine performance and increasing their stability will be tested
before the cameras. This promising technology, presently only researched at a
handful of institutions worldwide, is attracting increasing notice from the
aeronautics industry. The National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) gas
turbine laboratory has already indicated its interest in the research
currently underway.
    In attendance: Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the Canada
Foundation for Innovation; Professor Njuki W. Mureithi of Ecole Polytechnique
de Montréal's Department of Mechanical Engineering, Junior Chairholder of the
NSERC/AECL/BWC Industrial Research Chair on Fluid-Structure Interaction; and
Christophe Guy, Director General of Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal.


    What:  Demonstration of a subsonic wind tunnel

    When:  Wednesday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m.
           Refreshments will be served following the demonstration.

    Where: Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
           Room A-112 (1st floor, main building)
           2500 Chemin de Polytechnique Bvld.
           Université de Montréal Campus

           Parking available at the J.-Armand-Bombardier building
           Campus map: http://www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/coordonnees/campus.php
           (Parking is represented by the number 6; the main building where
           the demonstration is to take place is represented by the
           number 1.)

For further information:

For further information: Annie Touchette, Communications and Recruitment
Office, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, (514) 340-4711, ext. 4415, Cell:
(514) 231-8133, annie.touchette@polymtl.ca

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