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Shiraz University
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Shiraz University


Department of Physics and Department of Aerospace Engineering and Energy

Shiraz University is one of the high-ranking universities of Iran. Its initial nucleus was formed in 1946. The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science offers masters and PhD programs in astrophysics. The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Energy is in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and provides masters and PhD levels education of aerospace.


Abu Reihan-e Biruni Observatory

Abu Reihan-e Biruni Observatory was founded in 1977 by Professor Yousef Sobouti (b.1932) at Shiraz university and is currently the most active observatory of the country. It is equipped with three (20,12 and 11 inches) reflective telescopes and three domes with the diameter of 3 meters. There are more than 10 telescopes with different sizes in this observatory. The observatory has multiple sections including Conference hall, workplace for observers and a Photography lab. Furthermore, there are 4 CCD and 2 PMT (Photomultiplier tube) for the advanced photometry experiments. The main activity of the Abu Reihan-e Biruni Observatory is photometry of the variable stars specially eclipsing variables and recently measuring Delta Scuti variables. The current managing director of the observatory is Dr. Nematollah Riazi, the professor of the Physics Department at Shiraz and Shahid Beheshti university.


Transonic Wind Tunnel Laboratory

In 2012, a wind tunnel, which is the largest in the Middle East, inaugurated in Shiraz University. This wind tunnel has been established by the Faculty of Mechanics in cooperation with the headquarters for developing aerospace technology. A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects. A wind tunnel consists of a closed tubular passage with the object under test mounted in the middle. Full-scale aircraft or vehicles are sometimes tested in large wind tunnels. All the research activities, which required such technology, had been implemented using simulators like wind tunnel. Using the power of 84 MW this open loop wind tunnel can speed up the air in the test section to 400-1700 km/h. other tunnel parameters are as follows:

  • Type of the tunnel: open-loop with continuous air flow
  • Test Section: 90*90*120 cm
  • Mach Number Range: 0.3 – 1.2
  • Angle of attack (AOA) Range: -17 to 17 degrees
  • Accuracy of measuring AOA: 0.1 degrees
  • Speed of data sampling: 100 Hz

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