List of available topics for STP/Master thesis

AERONAUTICS AND AEROSPACE

Name Category Experimental Numerical Theoretical
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
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
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
Measurement of turbulent heat flux in low Prandtl fluids HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
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
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