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Dr. LI Ning of Viva China Holdings Limited's visit to the Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility

Mr. LI Ning of Viva China Holdings Limited visited the Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF) on the 22nd of March 2023, where some of MAE’s recent efforts using aerospace science and technologies for aero sports engineering of cycling and windsurfing are made. Prof. ZHOU Peng leads a team of MAE students and researchers on developing aerodynamic testing, evaluating and simulation methods and tools for sports performance enhancement. The team works closely with Hong Kong and mainland partners. The MAE team’s effort also extends to outreach activities with local high school students and teachers on STEM education.

Post by , on March 27, 2023

HKUST and HKSI Establish Joint Center for Sports Science and Technology to Strengthen Collaboration

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) celebrated today the inauguration of the HKUST – HKSI Joint Center for Sports Science and Technology (Center). The Center will explore the integration of research and technology into sports, promote innovation in sports science and optimize elite athletes’ performance in international competitions. The establishment of the Center was built upon a strong foundation of partnership between the parties dated back to 2018, where HKUST started collaborating with the HKSI to develop state-of-the-art wind tunnel testing capabilities for the development and optimization of low-drag cycling suits and gears for the Hong Kong Cycling team, which had improved training efficiency and contributed to their performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. With the launch of the Center, HKUST’s researchers will further strengthen collaboration with HKSI’s sports scientists and engineers as well as coaches on the development of new technologies, sensors, test protocols and analysis tools for sports aerodynamics, advanced training equipment and race simulations. This is aimed to optimize the sports equipment, postures and strategies of elite athletes and achieve critical marginal gains in areas including cycling, triathlon and windsurfing. Over 30 representatives from HKUST and HKSI held the Center’s first work meeting after the signing ceremony. HKUST faculty presented their latest research findings in the fields of sports aerodynamics, sensors and sports performance monitoring, design and characterization of sports equipment of materials, life science engagement in sports. The two parties have also exchanged on the development, engagement of student athletes as well as internship opportunities for students.

Post by , on March 10, 2023

Windsurfing analysis breaks down propulsion mechanics of sailboards

Windsurfers often pump their sails back and forth to gain speed, but it can also cause slowing if done incorrectly. The complicated physics of the action was tackled by our group. Recently, the research group examined the propulsive dynamics of sail pumping on sailboards and established two quantities that measure the propulsive performance of pumping sails. The work is published on the reputed fluid dynamics journal Physics of Fluids, and was selected as featured on cover. The AIP Scilight reported the progress

Post by , on October 12, 2021

Students of AANTC attending AIAA conference in Delft

PhD students of AANTC attended and presented at 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference in Delft, Netherlands. Students presented their own works and shared their research results with scholars all over the world.

Post by Wei Ying, on February 25, 2020

Chairman and president of AVIC visited AANTC

The chairman and president of AVIC visited AANTC in the company of Prof. Xin Zhang and Prof. Wei Shyy. Students from AANTC gave demonstrations of their latest research works, and the academic output from the centre was highly spoken of. The cooperation between AVIC and HKUST starts from 2012 and remarkable success has been achieved especially in aerodynamic and acoustic researches.

Post by Wei Ying, on February 25, 2020

Swire Trust visits School of Aeronautical Engineering

Swire Trust Group visited the School of Aeronautical Engineering with Prof. Zhang for the latest advancement in noise prediction and reduction research from AANTC (01/2018).

Post by Wei Ying, on February 25, 2020