Symposium of VKI Phd research 2012 - FREE REGISTRATION

Date: Monday 05 March 2012 to Wednesday 07 March 2012

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Contact : Chaussée de Waterloo 72, B-1640 Rhode-St-Genèse, Phone: +32 2 359 96 04, Fax: +32 2 359 96 00



From March 5-7, 2012


A complete review of the research carried out by the large VKI Phd community is presented. Each 1st year Phd candidate has few minutes to introduce the poster of the research he/she will focus on during the rest of his/her doctorate. The 2nd year and 3rd year Phd candidates have twenty minutes to expose his/her project and the associated progress and/or results. The presentation is followed by 10 minutes of questions. Talks are organized in coherent topics that may cover fields such as plasma flows, turbine flows, multiphase flows, engine and compression flows, aero acoustical flows, residual distribution and flows, transitional flows, heat transfer flows, hazards in flows.

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Monday 5 March 2012

  • 8:30     Jerôme Anthoine, ONERA, France
    Hybrid chemical propulsion for space transportation
  • 9:30    QUESTIONS TO Jérôme Anthoine

Transition from Laminar to Turbulent Flow

  • 9:45    Henny Bottini   
    Qualification of a supersonic test section in a compression-tube wind tunnel
  • 10:05    Questions to Henny Bottini
  • 10:15    Coffee Break
  • 10:30    Jayson Babajee   
    Modeling and analysis of the laminar to turbulent transition in a low-pressure turbine
  • 10:50    Questions to Jayson Babajee
  • 11:00    Davide Masutti   
    Natural and induced transition on a 7deg half-cone at Mach 6
  • 11:20    Questions to Davide Masutti
  • 11:30    Guillaume Grossir   
    A free-stream and boundary layer characterization of the Longshot contoured hypersonic nozzle
  • 11:50    Questions to Guillaume Grossir

Poster Session I

  • 12:00    Bart Van Hove   
    Trajectory and atmospheric reconstruction for entry vehicles
  • 12:05    Gennaro Serino   
    Development of advanced hypersonic models for transition to turbulence uncertainty quantification of transition prediction
  • 12:10    Sebastian Scholl   
    Conjugate heat transfer using large eddy simulation in rib roughened cooling channels
  • 12:15    Francesco Baldani   
    Heat transfer in high subsonic velocity environments behind the fan of a gas turbine
  • 12:20    Lunch Buffet

Flow in compressors

  • 13:30    Ceyhun  F. Sahin   
    Passive vortex generators as end-wall flow control elements
  • 13:50    Questions to Ceyhun F. Sahin
  • 14:00    Jérôme Sans   
    The effect of solidity on compressor performance and stability
  • 14:20    Questions to Jérôme Sans
  • 14:30    Michael Joly   
    Accelerated optimization for multi-disciplinary design of transonic and contra-rotating turbomachinery components
  • 14:50    Questions to Michael Joly (teleconference)
  • 15:00    Coffee Break

Engine Analysis and improvements

  • 15:30    Laura Villafane   
    Aerothermal analysis and characterization of fine wire thermocouple probes
  • 15:50    Questions to Laura Villafane
  • 16:00    Victor F. Villace  
    Simulation of a variable-combined-cycle engine for dual subsonic and supersonic cruise
  • 16:20    Questions to Victor F. Villace

Static and dynamic stability in transonic flow

  • 16:30    Sebastien Paris  
    Experimental determination of the dynamic derivatives of a reentry capsule in transonic supersonic regime
  • 16:50    Questions to Sebastien Paris
  • 17:00    Closure of day 1 with WELCOME DRINK


  • 8:30  CAM TROPEA, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
    Can we expect novel developments in spray diagnostics?

Multiphase flow

  • 9:45    Marcos Lema   
    Multi-phase fluid hammer: modeling, experiments and simulations
  • 10:05    Questions to Marcos Lema
  • 10:15    Coffee Break
  • 10:30    Bart Janssens   
    Numerical modeling and experimental investigation of fine particle coagulation and dispersion in dilute flows
  • 10:50    Questions to Bart Janssens
  • 11:00    Evangelos Bacharoudis
    Flow visualization and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) measurements on horizontal  shear-driven liquid films at the edge of a plate
  • 11:20    Question to Evangelos Bacharoudis

Poster Session II

  • 11:30   Imre Horvath   
    Development and application of the Multi Wavelength Light Extinction technique for the characterization of nano- and microparticles
  • 11:35    Jorge Pinho
    Experimental study and modeling of two-phase flow cavitation and flashing through complex valves
  • 11:40 Chiara Spaccapaniccia  
    Experimental study of buoyant plume and thermal stratification in a liquid metal nuclear reactor
  • 11:45  Pierre Schrooyen        
    Development of a numerical simulation tool for the aerothermal flow through an ablative Thermal Protection System for atmospheric entry
  • 11:50    Lunch Buffet

Atmospheric flow

  • 14:00    Boris Conan   
    Experimental parametric study of the influence of an idealized upstream ridge on the flow characteristics over Alaiz mountain
  • 14:20    Questions to Boris Conan
  • 14:30    Domingo Munoz Esparza   
    Mesoscale modelling and on-site measurements of the offshore boundary layer in the North Sea
  • 14:50    Questions to Domingo Munoz Esparza
  • 15:00    Coffee Break

Flow with important Heat transfert and/or combustion

  • 15:30    Delphine Laboureur   
    Experimental characterization and modeling of hazards: BLEVE and Boilover. Small scale Boilover experiments
  • 15:50    Questions to Delphine Laboureur
  • 16:00    Anthony Delmas   
    Shape and temperature field distortions induced by convective effect on hot object in the visible, near infrared and infrared bands
  • 16:20    Questions to Anthony Delmas


  • 16:30    Korcan Kucukcoskun   
    Prediction of free and scattered acoustic fields of low-speed fans: scattering of tonal fan noise by a rigid corner
  • 16:50    Questions to Korcan Kucukcoskun
  • 17:00    Leandro Dantas de Santana   
    Unsteady panel code for airfoil turbulence interaction computation
  • 17:20    Question to Leandro Dantas de Santana
  • 17:30    Closure of the second day


  • 8:30 Yannick LE MAOULT, Université de Toulouse, Institut Clément Ader, France
    Thermoreflectometry and phosphors thermometry applied to materials science
  • 9:30    QUESTIONS TO Yannick LE MAOULT

Plasma Flow

  • 9:45    Damien Le Quang  
    Investigation of high enthalpy plasma flow
  • 10:05    Questions to Damien Le Quang
  • 10:15    Coffee Break
  • 10:30    Bernd Helber  
    including first results on a carbon fiber preform
  • 10:50    Questions to Bernd Helber
  • 11:00    Silvania Lopes  
    Modeling of inductively coupled plasma reactor for nanoparticles production
  • 11:20    Questions to Silvania Lopes

Numerical approach for Hypersonic Flow

  • 11:30    Erik Torres  
    Direct Simulation Monte Carlo in reentry flows
  • 11:50    Questions to Erik Torres
  • 12:00    Isil Sakraker  
    In-flight experiment design and ground testing of a re-entry Cubesat
  • 12:05    Thorsten Scholz  
    Mission analysis and design of a CubeSat network
  • 12:10    James B. Scoggins  
    Development of multiphysics numerical methods to study coupled flow, radiation, and ablation phenomena for planetary entry vehicles
  • 12:15    Lasse Mueller   
    Multidisciplinary gradient-based optimization of turbomachinery components using CAD parameterization
  • 12:20    Gilles Baillet  
    Re-entry platform for in-flight demonstration and in-situ measurement
  • 12:25    Lunch Buffet
  • 13:30    Alessandro Munafo  
    Multiscale models and computational methods for aerothermodynamics
  • 13:50    Questions to Alessandro Munafo
  • 14:00    Khalil Bensassi  
    Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian simulation of a moving piston in hypersonic ground  test facility
  • 14:20    Questions to Khalil Bensassi
  • 14:30    Jesús Garicano Mena  
    Residual Distribution methods for atmospheric entry aerothermodynamics
  • 14:50    Questions to Jesus Garicano Mena
  • 15:00    Coffee Break
  • 15:30    De Muelenaere Julien  
    Stagnation line approximation for ablation thermochemistry
  • 15:50    Questions to Julien de Muelenaere (teleconference)

Development of Advanced CFD

  • 16:00    Stefano D'Angelo  
    A generalized framework for adjoint error estimation of PG method applied to linear problems
  • 16:20    Questions to Stefano D'Angelo
  • 16:30    Martin Vymazal   
    High-order RDS and p-multigrid solution algorithms for compressible flow
  • 16:50    Questions to Martin Vymazal
  • 17:00    Closure of the Symposium



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