Research Activities

The von Karman Institute undertakes and instigates research in the field of theoretical and experimental fluid dynamics including numerical methods. Extensive research on experimental, numerical and theoretical aspects of fluid dynamics, sponsored mainly by outside agency and industries, is carried out at the VKI under the direction of the Faculty and Research Engineers.

HIGHLIGHTED RESEARCH

 

Cryogenics Activities

Cryogenics Activities

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Aerothermal Activities

Aero-thermal performance investigation of fixed and rotating rib-roughened cooling passages

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Aerothermodynamics Activities

Aerothermodynamics

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BLEVE Activities

Experimental characterization and modelling of hazards: BLEVE and Boilover

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Solid propulsion for European launcher

Solid propulsion for European launcher

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Flight experiments development

Flight experiments development

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Aero-thermal performance of HP turbines

Aero-thermal performance of HP turbines

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Aeroacoustics in air and ground transportation

Aeroacoustics in air and ground transportation

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Turbulent flows simulation

Turbulent flows simulation

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QB50, the first network of CubeSats

QB50: the first network of CubeSats

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Computer aided design optimization of turbomachinery components

Computer aided design optimization of turbomachinery components

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Nanoparticles production

Nanoparticles production

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Multiphase flows

Multiphase flows

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Aerodynamics of low pressure turbines

Aerodynamics of low pressure turbines

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