Defended Thesis

The defended doctoral thesis in the Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department are listed here.

A selection of the defended thesis are available for sale in the store.



Mohamed Hassanine Aissa: GPU-accelerated CFD simulations for turbomachinery design optimization, TU Delft, 2 October 2017

Giulia Dell'Era: Experimental characterization of instability onsets in a high speed axial compressor, Université catholique de Louvain, 25 April 2017

Cis De Maesschalck: Design, analysis, optimization and control of rotor tip flows, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 17 January 2017

Jorge Fernandes Lopes Sousa, Supersonic turbine design and analysis for advanced thermal cycles, Université d'Orléans, 25 April 2016

Stefano Vagnoli: Assessment of advanced numerical methods for the aero-thermal investigation of combustor-turbine interactions, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, April 2016

Francesco Baldani: Heat transfer in high subsonic velocity environments behind the fan of a gas turbine, Royal Military Academy, Belgium / Université de Valenciennes, France, December 10th,  2014   

Jérôme Sans: The effect of solidity on compressor performance and stability, Université Catholique de Louvain, December 2014

Fatma Ceyhun  Sahin: Benefits of flow control on compressor blade aerodynamics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, June 2014, ISBN 978-2-87516-080-5     

Mehmet Mersinligil: Development of a High Temperature Cooled Fast Response Probe for Gas Turbine Applications, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, May 2014, ISBN 978-2-87516-071-3    

Fabrizio  Fontaneto: Aero-thermal performance of a film-cooled high pressure turbine blade/vane: a test case for numerical codes validation, University of Bergamo, Italy, 22 May 2014
Michael Joly: Multi-fidelity, multi-disciplinary optimization of turbomachines with shock interaction, Texas A&M University, USA, 22 May 2014

Henny Bottini: Experimental investigation of induced supersonic boundary layer transition, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), March 2014, ISBN 978-2-87516-069-0

Laura Villafãne: Experimental aerothermal performance of turbofan bypass flow heat exchangers, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, 12 December 2013, ISBN 978-2-87516-070-6 

Víctor Fernández Villacé: Simulation, Design and Analysis of Air-Breathing Combined-Cycle Engines for High Speed Propulsion    
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, December 2013

Jayson Babajee:Detailed Numerical Characterization of the Separation-Induced Transition, Including Bursting, in a Low-Pressure Turbine Environment   
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL) in Lyon, France, November 8, 2013   

Nicolas Van de Wyer: Experimental study of the performance and stability of a low pressure axial compressor for a contra-rotating turbofan engine architecture, Université Catholique de Louvain, 21 December 2012

Sergio Lavagnoli: On the Aerothermal Flow Field in a Transonic HP Turbine Stage with a Multi-Pro le LP Stator Vane   
Universitat Politécnica De Valéncia, Spain, October 1, 2012, ISBN 978-2-87516-042-3

Bayindir Saracoglu: Turbine base pressure active control through trailing edge blowing   
Wright State University, USA, June 23, 2012

Peter Vass: Numerical investigation of the tip leakage flow in different high pressure turbine tip configurations   
UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 14 June 2012

Beni Cukurel: Conjugate Heat transfer investigation of a fixed rib roughened cooling passage   
Purdue University, IN, USA, May 2012

Coletti Filippo: Coupled flow field and heat transfer in an advanced internal cooling scheme
Stuttgart University, Germany, 21 October 2010

Marco Pau: Film cooling and hub disk leakage flow experiments in a fully rotating transonic turbine stage
Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy, March 2009

Tom Verstraete: Heat transfer and multi disciplinary optimization applied on micro gasturbines
Universiteit Gent, Belgium, June 2008

Yasa Tolga: Efficiency of a HP turbine tested in a compression tube facility
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, May 2008

Alberto Di Sante: Low Reynolds number flow with heat transfer in rotating channels
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, January 2008


Nicolas Billiard: Blade row interference and clocking effects in a one and a half stage turbine
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, October 2006

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