Defended Thesis

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

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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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