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## List of available topics for STP/Master thesis

### AERONAUTICS AND AEROSPACE

Name | Category | Experimental | Numerical | Theoretical |
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Acceleration of flow solvers by advanced CFD algorithms (multigrid, implicit methods) | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Acceleration of flow solvers by advanced parallel computing platforms (GPGPU) | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Acoustic beamforming: algorithm development and wind tunnel applications | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Active/Passive flow control strategies | HIGH-SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Adjoint methods for error estimation and adaptive grid simulation | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Aeroacoustic installation effects in urban air mobility concepts | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic installation effects in novel Urban Air Mobility aircraft concepts | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Aircraft noise: measurement, modeling and mitigation | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Application to space re-entry aerodynamics and plasma flows | UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN CFD | |||

Characterization of the heat capacity of new lightweight ablators and space debris | PLASMA WIND TUNNEL and THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS | |||

Compressible Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation on unstructured grids with residual distribution | TURBULENCE | |||

Cubesat laboratory facility development | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Cubesat satellite sensor design | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Cubesat thermal and mechanical environmental analysis | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Design of aerodynamic balances | ||||

Design of a low density facility | RAREFIED AND PLASMA FLOWS | |||

Design of supersonic and hypersonic nozzles | ||||

Development of a methodology to analyse the BRAMS and CAMS meteor observations | ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Development of hypersonic flow solver using a discontinuous Galerkin method | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Development of Photogrammetric measurement technique for the VKI plasmatron | NON-INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED FLOW | |||

Development of stereo 3D reconstruction for photogrammetric measurement technique | NON-INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED FLOW | |||

Developments of re-entry cube sat | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Experimental and numerical investigations of aero-vibro-acoustic coupling mechanisms in ground/air transportation and space launchers | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Heatshield technology management and biomass energy recovery | ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY FLOWS | |||

High order discretization methods for compressible flow simulation: Residual Distribution and discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Hypersonic aerothermodynamics | HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL | |||

Hypersonic flow characterization | HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL | |||

Incoming turbulence interaction noise in aeronautical, automotive and wind energy applications | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Infrared thermography for heat transfer in hypersonics flows | NON-INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED FLOW | |||

Intrusive/non-intrusive measurements in (ICP) plasma facilities and validation by numerical simulation | PLASMA WIND TUNNEL and THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS | |||

Lagrangian simulation of hypersonic wind tunnels | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ALGORITHMIC DEVELOPMENTS | |||

Laser Doppler velocymetry in high speed (subsonic/supersonic) flow | NON-INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED FLOW | |||

Laser Particle Image Velocimetry in high speed (subsonic/supersonic) flow | NON-INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED FLOW | |||

Machine learning techniques for aeroacoustics | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Modelling and simulation methods for plasma flows | PLASMA WIND TUNNEL and THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS | |||

Multidisciplinary investigation of detonation engines (PDE & RDE) | HIGH-SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Numerical modelling of low Reynolds number propellers for novel aircraft architectures | DISRUPTIVE AIRCRAFT ARCHITECTURES | |||

Rarified flow gas dynamics and particle flow (DSMC) | ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Re-entry capsule aerothermodynamics and stability | ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Reentry trajectory simulation | ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Satellite orbital mission analysis | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Satellite re-entry breakup experiment design and analysis | SMALL SATELLITES | |||

Shock wave/boundary layer interactions in supersonic or hypersonic flows; fins, ramps, and corner flows | ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Simulation and modelling of plasma flows related to interaction of the solar wind with the earth magnetic field, coronal mass ejections | SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION | |||

Simulation of gas-surface interaction phenomena in atmospheric entry flows | PLASMA WIND TUNNEL and THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS | |||

Simulation of re-entry capsule aerothermodynamics and computation of viscious non equilibrium hypersonic flows using upwind FV or RDS methods | ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY FLOWS | |||

Space launcher fairing transparency | SPACE LAUNCHERS | |||

Spectroscopic diagnostics for plasma flows | PLASMA WIND TUNNEL and THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS | |||

Stability and transition to turbulence for laminar hypersonic boundary layer; natural and roughness induced mechanisms | TURBULENCE | |||

Thermodynamic analysis of novel propulsion cycles | HIGH-SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Uncertainty Characterization of ablative materials for atmospheric reentry of spacecraft | UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN CFD | |||

Wind tunnel numerical modeling |

### ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED FLUID DYNAMICS

Name | Category | Experimental | Numerical | Theoretical |
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Aeroacoustic wind tunnel design | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of a prototype tandem propulsor for Urban Air Mobility aircraft | DRONES | |||

Aerothermal characterization of a heat exchanger prototype produced by additive manufacutring | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Aerothermal characterization of heat exchangers | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Airborne Doppler LIDAR instrumentation development | INSTRUMENTATION AND INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

A Meshless Method to Compute Pressure Fields from 2D and 3D PIV/PTV | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Arbitrarily-shaped particle modelling by multiphase Lagrangian solver using Machine Learning tools | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

CFD-driven self-calibration of reduced-order models for flapping wing aerodynamics | DRONES | |||

CFD study of flapping wing aerodynamics with overset method | DRONES | |||

Characterization of ejectors in transient operation | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Closed Control using Machine Learning Methods | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Convective enhancement and impinging jets | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Coupled weather-wildland fire modelling with WRF-SFIRE model | POLLUTANT DISPERSION | |||

coupling WRF with hydrological models for flood and water level prediction, including climate change re-analysis | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Creation of a European Spectral Altas for offshore wind energy in WRF | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

data assimilation in WRF with RADAR precipitation data | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

data assimilation technique for WRF-LES | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

DEICING TECHNIQUES FOR AIRFOILS | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Design of Machine Learning Methods for Feedback Control | ACTIVE FLOW CONTROL | |||

Detonation in urban environment | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Development of a Finite Volume Code for simulating Liquid Films Instabilities in Hot-Dip Galvanisation | INDUSTRIAL FLOWS | |||

Development of an adjoint method of dip coating integral equations for optimal control and stability analysis | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Development of Machine Learning Methods for Flow Control (T/N) | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Development of optical measurement techniques for contact angle characterization in sloshing flows | LIQUID PROPULSION | |||

Direct Numerical Simulation of natural convection turbulent boundary layer in liquid metals | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Dispersion of pollutants in built environment | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Dynamics of Gas-Liquid Interfaces and sloshing phenomenon | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Dynamics of particles, droplets and/or bubbles in dispersed two-phase flows | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Elliptic Blending turbulence modelling for wall bounded flows | TURBULENCE | |||

Experimental aeroacoustic assessment of the noise emitted by multicopter drones | DRONES | |||

Experimental analysis of linear and non-linear sloshing in cryogenic fluids with damping estimation. | LIQUID PROPULSION | |||

Experimental and numerical investigations of aero-vibro-acoustic coupling mechanisms in ground/air transportation and space launchers | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Experimental characterization of a supersonic jet dispersion in a cross flow | GAS DISPERSION | |||

Experimental characterization of sloshing phenomena in cryogenic reservoirs | LIQUID PROPULSION | |||

Experimental flow characterization of low-global-warming-potential fluids in the evaporator header of heat exchangers | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Experimental or Numerical characterization of Slush hydrogen | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Fluid Dynamics of industrial processes | ||||

Free and forced convective flows over and around obstacles | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Heat Transfer Phenomena in 3D-Printed Cooling Channels for Space Engines (N/T) | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Hybrid turbulence modelling with machine learning | TURBULENCE | |||

Influence of turbulence, AoA and and wind direction on 3D sonic anemometer installed on a drone. | DRONES | |||

Infrared thermometry and inverse method | INTRUSIVE AND NON-INTRUSIVE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

Integration of Machine Learning tools in optical measurement techniques | INDUSTRIAL FLOWS | |||

Integration of Machine Learning tools in optical measurement techniques | INTRUSIVE AND NON-INTRUSIVE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

interactive GUI for WRF based on Python. | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Investigation and Development of Efficient Optimization Methods for the Optimal Operation of Energy Conversion Systems | INDUSTRIAL FLOWS | |||

Investigation of coherent structures in turbulent flows | LARGE EDDY SIMULATION AND RELATED TECHNIQUES | |||

Low GWP refrigerants | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Machine learning applied to precipitation detection from Doppler LIDAR | INSTRUMENTATION AND INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

Machine Learning for System Identification in the Modeling of Fluid Flows | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Machine Learning Methods for System Identification in Fluid Flows | INDUSTRIAL FLOWS | |||

Machine learning techniques for aeroacoustics | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Measurement of turbulent heat flux in low Prandtl fluids | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Measurement of turbulent heat flux in low Prandtl fluids | ||||

Modeling of Electromagnetic Actuators for Control of Metal Coatings | INDUSTRIAL FLOWS | |||

Modelling of oxide coating | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Modelling of Supersonic Ejectors using Machine Learning and 1D Gas Dynamics | SUPERSONIC EJECTORS | |||

Multiphase flows | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Nano-particle flow: sizing, filtration and passivation | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Noise generation by on-shore and urban wind turbines: modeling and experimental investigations | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Noise produced by ducted singularities (valves, diaphragms, ...) | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Numerical aeroacoustic assessment of the noise emitted by multicopter drones | DRONES | |||

Numerical Investigation of Two-Phase Flow Cavitation in Cryogenic Valves at transient and non-isothermal conditions | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Numerical simulation of multiphase flows in thermal applications | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in complex geometries | LARGE EDDY SIMULATION AND RELATED TECHNIQUES | |||

Particle diagnostics using laser techniques | INTRUSIVE AND NON-INTRUSIVE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

Particle Image Velocimetry | INTRUSIVE AND NON-INTRUSIVE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

Physics Constrained Super Resolution of PTV data using Radial Basis Functions and Ensemble Averaging | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Quantum computing algorithms for fluid dynamics | NUMERICAL METHODS | |||

Reinforcement learning for wind turbine control in transient conditions | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Renewable energy: wind resource assessment for wind turbine siting | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Scaling Analysis and Design of the Laboratory Model of a Hot Dip Galvanization Line | DYNAMIC WETTING IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES | |||

Seismic Testing of structure | INTRUSIVE AND NON-INTRUSIVE INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT | |||

Simulation, measurement and control of low speed fan noise for cooling and ventilation systems | AEROACOUSTICS | |||

Simulation of oxygen transport in liquid metal flows | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

Solid-liquid mixing in stirring tank | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Sprays and flashing phenomena | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

The influence of heat transfer in micro-gravity sloshing flows | LIQUID PROPULSION | |||

Thermal subgrid scale mode for LES of high Re - low Pr flows | LARGE EDDY SIMULATION AND RELATED TECHNIQUES | |||

Thermodynamic Modeling and Data Assimilation of Cryogenic Liquid Storage Systems | MACHINE LEARNING FOR FLUID DYNAMICS | |||

Thermohydraulics of liquid metal reactors | HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | |||

The role of capillarity on motion of liquid/gas interfaces in space systems | LIQUID PROPULSION | |||

Two-phase hammer phenomena | MULTIPHASE FLOWS | |||

Urban wind turbines | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Vehicle aerodynamics | AERODYNAMICS OF GROUND VEHICULES | |||

Weather Research & Forecasting | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

wind- and buoyancy-based solutions for the natural cooling of individual housing | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Windblown sand modelling and mitigation adopting hybrid experimental-computational approach | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Wind effects on structures and people | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Wind-farm control and layout optimization | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Wind-farm parameterizations in meso- and microscale wind simulations with a hybrid multiscale wake model | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

Wind turbine and wind farm wake modeling | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

WRF ensemble weather forecasting of wind and precipitation for offshore engineering | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY | |||

WRF-LES generalized actuator line model to predict turbulent inflow noise | WIND ENGINEERING & WIND ENERGY |

### TURBOMACHINERY AND PROPULSION

Name | Category | Experimental | Numerical | Theoretical |
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3D Aerodynamic design of an axial compressor stage including lean, sweep and hub wall contouring | DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Active control methods for high-speed flows | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Analysis of Experimental data from high speed axial compressor – Hot Wire Measurements | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Cascade measurements of the aerodynamics of low-pressure turbines | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS | |||

Characterization of a fast-response gas temperature probe for turbine measurements | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Characterization of a novel sensor for high-frequency heat transfer measurements in a turbine stage | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Convective heat transfer and/or aerodynamic measurements in internal cooling channels | HEAT TRANSFER & COOLING | |||

Data reduction and analysis of turbine heat transfer experiments | HEAT TRANSFER & COOLING | |||

Development of a fast response static pressure probe | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Development of a preliminary design software for axial turbines | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Development of design and optimization methods for industrial compressors | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Development of manufacturing techniques for thin-film heat flux sensors | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Development of quantum computing algorithms for engineering applications | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Effect of surface roughness on turbine blade performance at low RE number | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS | |||

Experimental and numerical characterization of fast-response aerodynamic probes for turbomachinery rigs | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Experimental investigation of clocking effects in an axial compressor stage | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Experimental investigation of the stable/unstable operation of a state-of-art axial HP compressor | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Experimental study of the seal leakage flow in axial compressor stage | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Fluid-Structure interaction in Turbomachinery | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

High-speed propulsion engine component design (Ramjet/scramjet) | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Innovation incubator for disruptive energy conversion and propulsion technologies | INNOVATION LAB | |||

Intake and nacelle design for next generation aeroengines | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Laminar-turbulent transition phenomena in aircraft turbines | TURBULENCE AND TRANSITION | |||

LES and related techniques | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Loss generation in advanced turbomachinery components | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Machine learning algorithm development | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Measurement of turbulence parameters in turbomachinery flows | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Measurements of the unsteady aerodynamics of a high-pressure turbine stage | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS | |||

Modeling and optimization of decarbonized energy systems for propulsion, power generation, and industrial processes | ADVANCED CYCLES | |||

Multi-objective optimisation of turbomachinery | NUMERICAL SIMULATION & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Multipoint optimisation of radial impellers and low solidity diffusers | DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION | |||

Non-intrusive measurement technique for internal cooling passages | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Numerical simulations of a high-speed linear cascade with rig effects | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS | |||

Optical techniques for aerothermal measurements in a transonic rotating turbine rig | ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION | |||

Optimisation of a micro gas turbine cycle (steady and transients) | ADVANCED CYCLES | |||

Porous media combustor design for micro-jet engines | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Pulse detonation thruster design and analysis | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Rotating detonation engine analysis and component design | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Steady and unsteady pressure measurements in an axial compressor stage | COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS | |||

Thermodynamic modelling of advanced cycles | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Tip timing and tip clearance measurements in an axial turbine stage | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS | |||

Turbomachinery design and optimization for detonation engines | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Turbomachinery design methodologies for additive layer manufacturing | HIGH SPEED PROPULSION | |||

Turbulence modeling applications and refinement for compressor, turbine, and inter-duct and auxiliary systems flows | TURBULENCE AND TRANSITION | |||

Unsteady numerical simulations of the purge flow in a high-speed turbine | TURBINE AERODYNAMICS |