European Shock-Tube for High Enthalpy Research

Reports from the research team

European Shock-Tube for High Enthalpy Research - Reports from the research team

Hosting Building moves to detail construction

Moving forward to the conclusion of the hosting building, work is now being carried out on the interconnection to the general infrastructure of the Loures IST Campus. The Experimental Hall and the other support rooms are being finished up and painted, and the rooftop covers are also being applied.

View of the building front

View of the building front, showing the works for the connection to the campus sewage system

Experimental Hall (1/2)

Experimental Hall during painting operations

Experimental Hall (2/2)

Another view of the Experimental Hall during painting operations

Meeting Room

View of the Meeting Room

Rooftop

Rooftop waterproofing operations

Less than one month to completion!

The hosting building construction is quickly approaching conclusion, as we move towards the detail construction of the building details (gas, water, electricity and communication lines, flooring, and internal walls).

Lets start by examining the general external layout of the building, with the placement of the insulating materials over the concrete walls:

Building front side

Building front side

Building Left side (1/2)

Building Left side (1/2)

Building Left side (2/2)

Building Left side (2/2)

Building Ceiling

Building Ceiling

A photograph oof the interior of the compressor and gas bottles storage rooms is presented below:

Future compressor and gas storage rooms

Future compressor and gas storage rooms

The Shock-Tube 40 Tonne slab is finally complete!

Completed Shock-Tube slab and gas/water and electricity/comms ground rails

Completed Shock-Tube slab and gas/water and electricity/comms ground rails

And so is the support rooms base floor…

Detail on the future general support rooms space

Detail on the future general support rooms space

Ceremony for the opening of the Loures Campus of IST

The ceremony for the opening of the Loures Campus of IST has taken place today in the ITN campus, with the presence of the President of IST, Prof. Arlindo Oliveira, the President of the Science and Technology Foundation, Prof. Miguel Seabra, the Dean of the Technical University of Lisbon, Prof. António Cruz Serra, the Mayor of Loures, Eng. Carlos Teixeira, and the Secretary of State for Science, Prof.ª Leonor Parreira.

General view of the opening ceremony

General view of the opening ceremony

What better occasion for making a short jump to the construction site and witness the latest developments?

General view of the building front

General view of the building front

View of the building gas storage room

View of the building gas storage room

View of the future experimental hall with the shock-tube slab cradle

View of the future experimental hall with the shock-tube slab cradle

View of the future experimental hall

Detail of one of the anti-seismic pads holding the 40 Tonne slab in place

View of the future experimental hall

View of the future support rooms