Egbert Torenbeek

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Egbert Torenbeek
Born26 March 1939
ResidenceThe Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Alma materDelft University of Technology
AwardsLudwig Prandtl Ring
Scientific career
FieldsAircraft Design
InstitutionsDelft University of Technology
Doctoral advisorHans Wittenberg

Egbert Torenbeek (born 1939) [1] is a Professor Emeritus [2] in the Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance & Propulsion (AWEP) [3] at Delft University of Technology. He is known for his contributions to Aircraft Design, especially with his book "Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design" published in 1976. [4] [5] This standard work was also translated into Russian and Chinese. [6] Professor Torenbeek received the 58th Ludwig Prandtl Ring (2016) "in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of aircraft design in teaching, research and application" from the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics. [7] [8]

Career[edit]

Egbert Torenbeek studied at Delft Institute of Technology from 1956 to 1961 and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Afterwards in 1961 he took the "Guided Missiles Course" at College of Aeronautics in Cranfield, England, which was followed by his military service from 1962 to 1963 in the Netherlands. [9] He returned to Delft Institute of Technology in 1963 to start work under Hans Wittenberg, professor of aircraft design. Torenbeek had to supervise a laboratory course and found that there was no up-to-date handbook on aircraft design. So, he collected information on designing aeroplanes that had been published up until 1970. This was when jet planes like the DC-8 and the Boeing 707 were already operational and Concorde had already had its first flight. Therefore, one of the challenges was gathering the latest information on aircraft design. [10] Finally, after about 5 years of work, supported also by university employees, the book "Synthesis of Subsonic Aircraft Design" was published by Delft University Press in 1976. Today, the book is distributed by Springer. In 1977 a sabbatical at Lockheed Georgia, USA followed. [11] Torenbeek became full professor of aircraft design at Delft University of Technology in 1980. [12] [13] In 1993 he participated in the design of the Extra 400: "The airframe was designed with engineering help from the Technical University of Delft in Holland under leadership from Prof. Egbert Torenbeek". LBA Type Certificate Date was obtained on 1997-07-22. [14] [15] The first European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE) was held in Madrid in 1994, of which Torenbeek was a co-founder. [16] [17] The journal "Aircraft Design" (ISSN: 1369-8869) was started with Elsevier in 1998. Torenbeek acted as Editor in Chief together with Prof. Dr. Jan Roskam. [18] [19] Torenbeek served as vice-rector of Delft university from 1998 to 2000, which was followed by his retirement. His early retirement was related to political decisions at Delft university in the wake of Fokker's bankruptcy. [20] Torenbeek continued as Professor Emeritus. The book "Flight Physics" (co-authored with Hans Wittenberg) was published by Springer in 2009 and the book "Advanced Aircraft Design" was published by Wiley in 2013.

Books[edit]

  • Torenbeek, Egbert (1982). Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design. Netherlands: Springer. p. 598. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-3202-4. ISBN 978-90-247-2724-7.
  • Torenbeek, Egbert; Wittenberg, Hans (2009). Flight Physics. Netherlands: Springer. p. 537. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8664-9. ISBN 978-1-4020-8663-2.
  • Torenbeek, Egbert (2013). Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. p. 436. doi:10.1002/9781118568101. ISBN 978-1-118-56811-8.

Honors and awards[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  2. ^ "People in the 'Flight Performance' Group". Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  3. ^ "The Department 'Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance & Propulsion' (AWEP)". Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  4. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Besondere Bedeutung habe sein international anerkanntes Standardwerk 'Synthesis of Subsonic Aircraft Design' mit dem er die neue Fachdisziplin 'Aircraft Design' begründete.
  5. ^ "Google Scholar - [BOOK] Synthesis of subsonic airplane design". Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  6. ^ de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Originally written in English, the book has also been translated into Russian and Chinese. Nowadays, 40 years after the first edition, this book is still used in many countries as a basic textbook for aircraft design and design education.
  7. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Torenbeek erhielt die Auszeichnung 'in Anerkennung seiner herausragenden wissenschaftlichen Leistungen auf dem Gebiet des Flugzeugentwurfs in Lehre, Forschung und Anwendung', heißt es in seiner Urkunde.
  8. ^ "Auszeichnung - Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. Retrieved 2019-03-07. 2016 - Torenbeek, Egbert, Prof. Dr.
  9. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Torenbeek studierte von 1956 bis 1961 Aeronautical Engineering an der Delft University in den Niederlanden. Im Anschluss machte er einen „Guided Missiles Course“ am College of Aeronautics in Cranfield, England, bevor er 1962 für zwei Jahre in den Militärdienst ging.
  10. ^ de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Torenbeek ... came under the wings of Professor Hans Wittenberg, professor of aircraft design (1963).
  11. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. 1977 nahm er sich ein Sabbatjahr, das er als Consultant am Advanced System Department von Lockheed Georgia in den USA verbrachte.
  12. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. 1980 bekam er eine Vollprofessur in Delft für das Fachgebiet „Aircraft Design“, das damit erstmals zu einem Kernfach in der luftfahrttechnischen Ausbildung aufstieg.
  13. ^ Wassink, Jos (2014-01-27). "Egbert Torenbeek". Delta - Journalistic platform TU Delft. Retrieved 2019-03-07. In 1980 wordt Torenbeek benoemd als hoogleraar vliegtuigontwerpen.
  14. ^ "EASA TYPE-CERTIFICATE DATA SHEET EA 400" (PDF). Extra Flugzeugproduktions- und Vertriebs GmbH. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  15. ^ de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07. ... there was a highlight in the assignment from the German company Extra Flugzeugbau to make a predesign ('advance design') for a corporate plane. In 1996 this lead to the maiden flight of the EXTRA-400
  16. ^ "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Darüber hinaus war er Mitbegründer des European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE).
  17. ^ Torenbeek, Egbert (2000). "Editorial: Aircraft design education in Europe". Aircraft Design. 3: 205–206. 1993 an initiative was taken ... to organize a workshop for academic staff active in aircraft design education at European universities ... The first European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education was held in Madrid in 1994
  18. ^ "Dr. Jan Roskam - Service". DARcorporation. Retrieved 2019-03-07. U.S. Editor of the Aircraft Design Journal, a quarterly journal published by Elsevier Publishing, United Kingdom. First issue published in March 1998. This was a three-year appointment. Prof. E. Torenbeek of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands is the European Editor.
  19. ^ "Aircraft Design - All issues". Elsevier. 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Title discontinued as of 2002; ISSN: 1369-8869
  20. ^ de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07. In the three years prior to his retirement in 2000, he was vice-rector of the university.
  21. ^ a b Wassink, Jos (2014-01-27). "Egbert Torenbeek". Delta - Journalistic platform TU Delft. Retrieved 2019-03-07. In 2000 ontvangt hij een eredoctoraat van het Moskou Luchtvaartinstituut en in 2013 komt daar de prestigieuze Design Award bij van het AIAA.
  22. ^ a b de Vries, Monique (December 2015). "Nine Pioneers' Stories" (PDF). www.tudelft.nl/en/ae/organisation. Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-07. He sent his honorary doctorate back to Moscow as an act of protest immediately after the MH17 disaster in 2014. He will receive the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring in 2016.
  23. ^ "Hoogleraar Delft geeft Russisch eredoctoraat terug: 'Plicht goede voorbeeld te geven'". Omroep West. 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  24. ^ "Aircraft Design Award Recipients". AIAA. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  25. ^ "Ehrungen der DGLR". DGLR. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring: Für Verdienste durch hervorragende eigene Arbeiten um die Flugwissenschaften (Aerospace) in all ihren Disziplinen.
  26. ^ a b "Prof. Egbert Torenbeek erhält den 58. Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring". DGLR. 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2019-03-07. Er [Torenbeek] war Mitglied bei der Engineering Sciences Data Unit (EDSU), beim Programmkomitee des International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) und ...

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