Summary of Flow Modulation and Fluid-Structure Interaction Findings: Results of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 401 at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 1997-2008
In this issue of Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) the results of the collaborative research center SFB 401 Flow Modulation and Fluid-Structure Interaction at Airplane Wings at the Rheinisch-Westf. alische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University are reported. The funding was provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgeme- schaft (DFG). The research was performed from 1997 through 2008 and on the average consisted of more than 14 subprojects per year. Approximately 110 scientists from universities of the Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, S- den, Switzerland, United States, and international research organizations such as DLR, NASA, NLR, ONERA were invited. The distinct scientists from all over the world gave seminars on topics related to the research ?elds tackled in the collaborative research center SFB 401. Some of them stayed for just a few days, others were hosted for a longer time to intensify the joint research. Besidesthescienti?cvaluetheFlow Modulation and Fluid-StructureInt- action at Airplane Wings programpossessesapronouncededucationalmerit. This becomes evident by the fact that 35 doctoral theses, 80 diploma theses, and 117 study theses were stimulated by the research program of the SFB 401 and ?nished before 2010. The authors of this issue of NNFM acknowledge the valuable support fromall guestscientists and everybodyscienti?callyinvolvedin the SFB 401.