The Brandenburg University of Technology, established in 1991, is characterised by the research areas environment, energy, material, construction, and information/communication technology. At present, BTU Cottbus has 6.500 students, approximately 900 from foreign
countries. The Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics has approximately 25 employees. In the BTU Fluid Center, several wind tunnels and laboratories for fluid mechanics as well as for aero acoustics and space applications are available.
Main tasks in EuHIT: The Chair provides trans-national access to 4 facilities; CoGeoF1-CoGeoF3 cover experiments on rotating platforms suited for applications in the geophysical context, CoLaPipeF is a closed-return air pipe facility with constant temperature conditions. CoLaPipeF is equipped with tripping devices for investigation of artificial transition (X-Tripping, inlet fences), besides the possibilities for investigation on natural transition. CoGeoF is equipped with advanced measurement technologies (Stereo PIV, Tomo PIV, LIF, LDA, infrared thermography).
Interdisciplinary exchange is planned with Göttingen High Pressure Turbulence Facility, Twente Turbulence Facilities, Barrel of Ilmenau, CICLoPE. The facilities contribute to Turbulence Generation (WP20).