Marietta, October 19th 2012. The Georgia Institute of Technology joins the list of French and international universities and schools who have chosen the innovative training solutions of Price Induction, a French-based engine manufacturer.
“We always give our students the best research and training tools. The WESTT CS/BV is a very innovative and interactive engine simulator and excels in various technological areas such as engine regulation, thermodynamics and aerodynamics studies. We believe that the WESTT CS/ BV will have a significant educational impact in the classroom and we are all looking forward to start using this new rig.” said Eric Feron, professor of Aerospace Software Engineering at GATECH.
The WESTT CS/BV will be installed in December of 2012. Although Eric Feron will be the primary user of the WESTT CS/, the Test Bench will also be shared with other departments. Jeff Jagoda, Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research is already organizing a suitable work area, accessible by different departments to optimize the multi-disciplinary aspects of the Test Bench.
“We are proud to share our technology with such a prestigous University as The Georgia Institute of Technology: currently the Aerospace Engineering Department ranks 2nd in undergraduate programs in the United States” said Christine Lloyd from Price Induction Inc., the American subsidiary of Price Induction SA.
ABOUT THE « WESTT » PRODUCT FAMILY
In the field of turbomachinery, the WESTT products are multifunctional and interactive learning tools that are perfect for the use in universities, institutions of higher education and research. The WESTT product family has been developed with the know-how of the engine program. Inspired by the expertise in design and our assembling-, and testing-means, the WESTT products have then been specifically designed for teachers, trainers and researchers who need to cover a wide range of educational fields.
The DGEN 380’s two-spool, high bypass ratio, unmixed flow architecture which is particularly compact and lightweight, its « all electric » concept with an integrated FADEC unit, as well as its geared fan are some of the engine’s many innovations which make the WESTT solutions exceptionally well-adapted to the need for state-of-the-art education methods.
After equipping many French universities and since 2012 international institutions with WESTT products, Price Induction strengthens its activities throughout international markets, to make this technology broadly available.
The WESTT product family includes the following solutions:
WESTT BR Real Engine Test Bench: the real teaching and research engine
The WESTT BR system offers the possibility to do research and tests on a real turbofan engine and to analyze its performances. The system consists of a control room with a control console, parameters displays, video screens and a test room with an instrumented DGEN engine, a data acquisition unit and video cameras. Thus, the WESTT BR results in a whole and complete high-capacity engine test bench with multipurpose applications.
The WESTT CS/BV Virtual Test Bench: the engine simulator with 3D-Visualisation and access to the FADEC unit.