Since April 2016, the Department of Experimental Fluid Mechanics under the leadership of Prof. Paschereit, is officially a “NI LabVIEW Academy School.” With this step, we have become the most northerly LabVIEW Academy in Germany and the only such academy in Berlin, Brandenburg, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Based on data of April 2016). TU Berlin is one of more than 35 German LabVIEW Academies, to which some other technical universities also belong, such as TU Munich, RWTH Aachen, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The LabVIEW academy is a further step in the strategy of Prof. Paschereit and Dr. Navid Nayeri of improving and ingraining LabVIEW knowhow in the department and at TU Berlin. Now that the internal competencies in the department have improved and multiple certified LabVIEW developers (CLDs) as well as certified LabVIEW associate developers (CLADs) are employed here, we would like to pass on this experience to the students.
Until now, the only pure LabVIEW course has been offered by the Physics Department in Faculty 2. Through the new course “LabVIEW Programming for Engineers,” we have increased to available opportunities for students at TU Berlin. The course will be advised by David Holst (CLD). Within the framework of the LabVIEW Academy, the focus will be laid more towards engineering applications. The same course materials will be used as in the courses LabVIEW Core 1 and Core 2, which are offered by National Instruments for courses geared towards the industry. This guarantees the high-level, internationally recognized standard. Participants of the LabVIEW Academy will take part in a certification exam for CLAD at the end of the course.
In addition to the course offered during the semester, we also have the opportunity to offer courses within the framework of the LabVIEW Academy to employees in other departments, universities, and schools. If you have interest, just speak with us.
Within the last few years, the department has worked on many projects and experimental test stands using LabVIEW. In the course of these projects, widely differing measurement and control instruments have been used. Some examples of these have been the control of multimeters over GBIP, data acquisition using NI cDAQ, or the development of embedded systems based on NI cRIO systems.
The Berlin Research Windturbine BeRT is one of the latest projects. On this test stand, for instance, a cRIO conducts the data acquisition and the control of the active control elements.