Symposium of VKI PhD Research 2019 - FREE REGISTRATION

Date: Monday 11 March 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
Contact : VKI secretariat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: +32 2 359 96 04

 
 

VKI PhD SymposiumDuring the 10th PhD symposium, the VKI graduate students will review the doctoral research carried out in the three departments of the Institute: Aeronautics and Aerospace, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, and Turbomachinery and Propulsion.

The first-year PhD students will present a poster on their research plans and some preliminary results. The second-year students will give a 15-minute talk on their research activities and progress results followed by 5 minutes of questions. The other students will give a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes of questions. Prominent lecturers in three application fields of fluid dynamics will give a keynote lecture opening each day of the symposium.

The talks are organized in sessions according to the following topics:“Aero-thermal investigations in turbomachinery”, “Development of advanced CFD and optimization”, “Aeroacoustics”, “Multiphase flows”, “Numerical approach for hypersonic and plasma flows”, “Electric propulsion”, “Stability and transition in hypersonic flows” and “Ground and flight experiments.”

SCHEDULE

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • 09:00 Keynote: The application of LES techniques for turbomachinery flows
    Dr. Laurent Gicquel, CERFACS, France

  • 10:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 1: AERO-THERMAL INVESTIGATIONS IN TURBOMACHINERY

Chaired by Dr. Christopher Chahine, Senior Research Engineer, Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department

  • 10:30 Elissavet Boufidi
    An Uncertainty Estimation Method for Turbulence Statistics
  • 11:00 Bogdan Cezar Cernat
    Near-Tip Heat Transfer Mechanisms in an Unshrouded Turbine Equipped with Advanced Blade Tip Geometries
  • 11:30 Tânia Sofia Cação Ferreira
    On the Influence of High Turbulence on the Convective Heat Flux on the High-pressure Turbine Vane LS89

SESSION 2: DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED CFD AND OPTIMISATION

Chaired by Dr. Mohamed Hassanine Aissa, Senior Research Engineer, Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department

  • 12:00 Arnaud Châtel
    Multipoint Optimization of an Axial Turbine Cascade using a Hybrid Algorithm
  • 12:30 Lunch 
  • 13:30 Alberto Racca
    Turbocharger Design and Optimization by Adjoint Method Coupled with CHT Analysis
  • 14:00 Alessi Giacomo
    Trained RANS by Means of an Adjoint Method
  • 14:30 Maria Faruoli
    Optimization of a Stirling Engine Regenerator by Means of Topological Adjoint Method

SESSION 3: NOISE AND AEROACOUSTICS

Chaired by Dr. Julien Christophe, Senior Research Engineer, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department

  • 15:00 Joachim Dominique
    Towards Quieter Fans : Multi-port Eduction of Installation Effects in Small Axial Fan System
  • 15:20 Riccardo Zamponi
    Investigation of Turbulence-Surface Interaction Noise Mechanism and their Reduction using Porous Materials
  • 15:40 Alessandro Zarri
    Low-Order Aeroacoustic Prediction of Low-Speed Axial Fan Noise

SESSION POSTER AND RECEPTION (16:00)

  • Cédric Babin
    Impact of Shrouded Stator Cavity Flow on Axial Compressor Performances
  • Firas Ben Ameur
    Development of High-Order Adaptive algorithms for simulating Magnetic Reconnection processes with Uncertainty Quantification
  • Matteo Burigana
    Turbine Endwall Contouring and Blade Tip Optimization with Experimental Validation at Engine-like Conditions
  • Tom De Bruyn
    Aero-elastic Tailoring of Composite Turbomachinery Blades through Gradient-based Optimization
  • Andrea Fagnani
    Comprehensive Characterization of the Aerothermomechanical Response of Space Debris to Atmospheric Entry Plasmas
  • Dominico Fiorini 
    Gas-Liquid Interface Dynamics in Non-isothermal Sloshing: Experimental Analysis and Simplified Modeling
  • David Henneaux
    Development of High-Fidelity Numerical Methods for the Simulation of the Aerothermal Ablation of Space Debris during Atmospheric Entry
  • Vincent Fitzgerald Giangaspero
    Modeling Strategy for Blackout analysis of Re-entry Phases in Space Exploration Missions
  • Ali Can Ispir 
    Multi-dimensional Design and Optimization of a Hypersonic Propulsion System
  • Zoé Jardon
    Numerical and Experimental Validation of a Reliable Crack Localization System for 3D Printed Metallic Components based on the eSHM Methodology 
  • Cem Berk Şenel
    Generalized Scale-Adaptive 3D Planetary Boundary Layer Model based on LES for the Earth’s and Mars Atmospheres

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • 09:00 Keynote Lecture: Changing game rules: experimentation with fluids in microgravity
    Professor Paolo Di Marco , UNIPI, Italy
  • Coffee Break


SESSION 4: MULTISCALE AND MULTIPHASE FLOW PROBLEMS

Chaired by Dr. Alessia Simonini, Research Engineer, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department

  • 10:30 Andrea Attavino
    Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Buoyancy Forces on the Deflagration of Hydrogen in the Thai Facility
  • 11:00 Nicolas Coudou

    Effects of the Fidelity Level on the Numerical Reproduction of the Wake Meandering Phenomenon

  • 11:30 Claudia Esposito
    Experimental Study of Cavitating Flow and Fluid Hammer in Cryogenic Conditions
  • 12:00 Charline Fouchier
    Scaled Model of the Pollutant Dispersion Driven by a Condensed-Phase Explosion in an Urban Environment
  • 12:30 Lunch 

Chaired by Philippe Planquart, Research Manager, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department

  • 13:30 Sara Porchetta
    A Coupled Atmosphere-wave Model: an Investigation of the Influence of the Wind-wave Alignment on the Vertical Wind Profile
  • 14:00 Maria Teresa Scelzo
    Study of Cryogenic Slush Flows for Future Launchers Engines
  • 14:30 Nishio Yoshiyuki
    CBRN Dispersion Modeling in the Atmosphere
  • 14:50 Maxim Van Cappellen
    Modeling turbulent polydispersed multiphase flows in stirring tank reactors
  • 15:10 Coffee Break 
  • 15:40 Agustín Villa Ortiz
    Large eddy simulations on a natural convection boundary layer at prandtl numbers 0.71 and 0.025
  • 16:10 Adriana Enache
    Analytical and experimental investigation of icing phenomena on wind turbine blades

BREAK-OUT SESSION

  • 16:30 Dr. Mohamed Hassanine Aissa, Senior Research Engineer, Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department
    Managing stress during PhD: dealing with imposter syndrome and more
  • 16:45 End of break-out session

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • 09:00 Keynote Lecture: Systems analysis of wall turbulence: Characterizing natural and synthetic self-sustaining and self-similar processes
    Professor Beverley J. McKeon, Caltech, USA
  • 10:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 5: NUMERICAL APPROACH FOR HYPERSONIC AND PLASMA FLOWS

Chaired by Dr. Bernd Helber, Senior Research Engineer, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department

  • 10:30 Federico Bariselli
    Elastic and Ionisation Cross Sections for DSMC simulations of Metallic Vapours in Meteor Hyperthermal Environments
  • 11:00 Joffrey Coheur
    Bayesian Parameter Inference for PICA Devolatilization Pyrolysis at High Heating Rates
  • 11:30 Simon Demange
    Absolute Instability in Plasma Jet
  • 12:00 Bruno Ricardo Dias Barros
    Ablation Modelling for the Simulation of the Atmospheric Entry of Meteors
  • 12:30 Lunch 

Chaired by Dr. Alessandro Turchi,  Senior Research Engineer, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department

  • 13:30 Francisco Torres Herrador
    Pyrolysis Modeling for Aerospace Applications
  • 13:50 Quentin Wargnier
    Numerical Treatment of the Nonconservative Product in a Multiscale Fluid Model for Plasmas in Thermal Nonequilibrium: Application to Solar Physics
  • 14:10 Ray Vandenhoeck
    Massively Parallel and Robust High-Order Methods for Transitional Hypersonic Flow Modelling on Unstructured Grids

SESSION 6: ELECTRIC PROPULSION

  • 14:30 Stefano Boccelli
    Modeling of Rarefied and Ionized Flows for Electric Space Propulsion

SESSION 7: STABILITY AND TRANSITION IN HYPERSONIC FLOWS

Chaired by Dr. Guillaume Grossir, Senior Research Engineer, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department

  • 14:50 Iván Padilla Montero
    Analysis of the Stability of a Flat Plate High-speed Boundary Layer with Discrete Roughness
  • 15:10 Coffee Break 
  • 15:40 Florian Davin
    Laminar to Turbulent Transition Prediction in Hypersonic Flows with Neural Networks Committee
  • 16:10 Ludovico Zanus
    Nonlinear Parabolized Stability Analysis of Chemically Reacting Boundary-Layers

SESSION 8: GROUND AND FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS

  • 16:40 Anabel Del Val Benitez
    Towards a Systematic Framework for the Design of Experiments: Application to Catalytic Phenomena in Plasma Wind Tunnels
  • 17:10 Zdenek Ilich
    Review of the VKI Longshot Hypersonic Tunnel Operation for Martian Entries

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