Defended Thesis

The defended doctoral thesis defended in the Aeronautics and Aerospace Department are listed here.

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Alan Viladegut, Catalytic measurements in the Plasmatron, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1 December 2017

Aurélie  Bellemans, Simplified plasma models based on reduced kinetics, ULB, 1 December 2017

Alejandro Alvarez Laguna, Multi-fluid modeling of magnetic reconnection in solar partially ionized and laboratory plasmas, KU Leuven, 19 December 2017

James Scoggins, Development of numerical methods and study of coupled flow, radiation, and ablation phenomena for atmospheric entry , CentraleSupélec, 29 September 2017

Erik Torres, Ab initio quantum-chemistry database for N2 (v, J) + N in a state-to-state implementation of the DSMC method, Universität Stüttgart, 12 September 2017

Martin Vymazal, High-order, Adaptive Residual Distribution Method for Hyperbolic Problems, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 28 April 2017

Tamas Banyai, Development of stabilized finite element method for numerical simulation of turbulent incompressible single and Eulerian-Eulerian two-phase flows, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 12 August 2016

Işıl Şakraker, Aerothermodynamics of Pre-Flight and In-Flight Testing Methodologies for Atmospheric Entry Probes, Université de Liège, 4 February 2016

Bernd Helber, Material response characterization of low-density ablators in atmospheric entry plasmas, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, January 2016

Lamberto D'Elle Elce, Satellite orbits in the atmosphere: uncertainty quantification, propagation and optimal control, Université de Liège, April 2015

Pierre Schrooyen: Numerical simulation of aerothermal flows through ablative Thermal Protection Systems, Université catholique de Louvain, November 2015

Guillaume Grossir: Longshot hypersonic wind tunnel flow characterization and boundary layer stability investigations, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, July 1, 2015

Stefano D'Angelo: Adjoint-based error estimation for adaptive Petrov-Galerkin finite element methods. Application to the Euler equations for inviscid compressible flows, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, 25 March 2015

Jesus Garicano Mena: On the computation of heat flux in hypersonic flows using Residual Distribution Schemes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, December 12, 2014

Kalil Bensassi: Numerical modeling of the VKI Longshot hypersonic wind tunnel, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, January 2014

Damien Le Quang Huy; Spectroscopic Measurements of Sub- and Supersonic Plasma Flows for the Investigation of Atmospheric Re-entry Shock Layer Radiation, Université Blaise Pascal, 6 June 2014, ISBN 978-2-87516-078-2   

Khalil Bensassi: Contribution to the Numerical Modeling of the VKI Longshot Hypersonic Wind Tunnel, École Polytechnique de Bruxelles, January 29, 2014,ISBN 978-2-87516-072-0   

Alessandro Munafo: Multi-scale models and computational methods for aerothermodynamics applications, Ecole Centrale de Paris, January 21, 2014, ISBN 978-2-87516-074-4

Kurt  Sermeus: Multi-dimensional upwind discretization and application to compressible flow   
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, November 2013

Davide Masutti:Ground Testing Investigation of Hypersonic Transition Phenomena for a Re-entry Vehicle   
TU Delft, The Netherlands, June 2013

Jan Thömel: Scientific Exploration of Mars and the Mission Mars Express   
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Shock Wave Laboratory Aachen, Germany , 9 January 2013, ISBN 978-2-87516-027-0

Milan Zaloudek: Algorithmic developments for the computation of turbulent steady and unsteady compressible flow on moving geometries   
Czech Technical University in Prague, 3 December 2012

Alessandro Sanna: Design and Implementation of a Computational Environment for High Performance Scientific Computing   
Università degli Studi di Caligari, Italy, 14 March 2012, ISBN 978-2-87516-034-8

Fabio Pinna: Numerical study of stability of flows from low to high Mach number   
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, March 2012, ISBN 978-2-87516-037-9

Francesco Panerai: Aerothermochemistry characterization of thermal protection systems   
Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, February 2012, ISBN 978-2-87516-030-0

Nadège Villedieu: High Order Discretisation by Residual Distribution Schemes  
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, November 2009.

Jason Meyers: Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy Characterization of Impulse Hypervelocity CO2 Flows
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, September 2009

Nierhaus Thomas: Modeling and simulation of dispersed two-phase flow transport phenomena in electrochemical processes
VUB, Belgium  & RWTH Aachen, Germany, October 15, 2009

Marco Panesi: Physical models for nonequilibrium plasma flow simulations at high speed re-entry conditions
Pisa University, Italy, January 2009

Andrea Lani: An object oriented and high performance platform for aerothermodynamics simulation
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, December 2008

Mehmet Sarp Yalim: An artificial compressibility analogy approach for compressible ideal MHD: Application to space weather simulation
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, December 2008

Thomas  Wuilbaut:Algorithmics developments for a multiphysics framework
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, December 2008

Sandy Tirtey: Characterization of a transitional hypersonic boundary layer in wind tunnel and flight conditions
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, December 2008

Tiago Quintino: A component environment for high-performance scientific computing - design and implementation
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, November 2008

Jíri Dobes: Numerical algorithms for the computation of steady and unsteady compressible flow over moving geometries - application to fluid-structure interaction
Czech Technical University, Czech Republic, November 2007

Yves Detandt: Numerical simulation of aerodynamic noise in low Mach number flows
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, August 2007 

Mickaël Playez: Titan atmosphere plasma characterization using spectroscopic measurement techniques
Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, June 2006  

Pietro Rini: Analysis of differential diffusion phenomena in high enthalpy flows, with application to thermal protection material testing in ICP facilities
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, March 2006

Matt Zuber: 3D hybrid grid generation and application to Navier-Stokes computations
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, June 2004

Thierry Magin: Modelling and computations of inductive plasma flows
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, June 2004 

Nick Waterson: Simulation of Turbulent Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer using a Residual-Distribution Approach
Tu Delft, The Netherlands, January 2003 

Arpad Csik: Upwind Residual Distribution Schemes for General Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Application to Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, October 2002 

Artur Tyliszczak: Local preconditioning methods for compressible fluid flows
Politechnika Czestochowska (Technical University of Czestochowa), Poland, December 2002 

D.O. Snyder: A Parallel Finite-Element/Spectral LES Algorithm for Complex Two-Dimensional Geometries
Utah State University (USU), January 2002 

Özgur Karatekin: Aerodynamics of a Planetary Entry Capsule at Low Speeds
Université Libre de Bruxelles, October 2001 

Filipe S. Cunha: De/anti-icing fluid film flow and its aerodynamic effect on an airfoil performance
Université Libre de Bruxelles, September 2001 

P.F. Barbante: Accurate and Efficient Modeling of High Temperature Nonequilibrium Air Flows
Université Libre de Bruxelles, May 2001 

Walter Dieudonné:  Anisotropic Turbulence Modeling in Compressible Flows and Applications to Aerospike Plug Nozzles
Université de Poitiers, November 2000 

David Vanden Abeele: An Efficient Computational Model for Inductively Coupled Air Plasma Flows under Thermal and Chemical Non-Equilibrium - with Application to Atmospheric Re-Entry Flow Studies
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, November 2000 

Benoît Bottin: Aerthermodynamic Model of an Inductively-Coupled Plasma Wind Tunnel - Numerical and Experimental Determination of the Facility Performance
Université de Liège, October 1999 

Serkan Özgen: Two-layer flow stability in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
Univeristé Libre de Bruxelles, Sept. 1999

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