Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics



The research portfolio at the Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics can be divided into three main topical groups:

whereby a strong interaction among experimental, theoretical and numerical investigative methods is present in almost all individual projects. In all research projects, whether fundamental or applied in nature, a strong emphasis is placed on a solid understanding of the underlying flow physics involved. Where necessary and appropriate, new methodologies are developed, be it measurement technologies, turbulence modelling, or analytical methods.


Please find an overview of SLA courses here.


The Institute has two locations: Lichtwiese Campus (L2|06) and the wind tunnel premises in close proximity to the August-Euler-Airfield in Griesheim.


Please find the announcement of current theses here.


  • 2018/10/19

    Gold in ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition 2018


    Markus Schremb (Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics) awarded gold medal

    For his work on ice accretion due to supercooled water drops, Markus Schremb (Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics) has been awared the gold medal of this year's ERCOFTAC da Vinci Competition.

  • 2018/09/19

    Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2019

    The 5th Short Course on Atomization and Sprays is to be held 25-28 February 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany. Image: SLA

    25-28 February 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany

    After the great success of four previous Short Courses on Atomization and Sprays, a fifth edition will be held from 25-28 February 2019 at the TU Darmstadt. The course presents the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc.

  • 2018/03/14

    21. DGLR-Fachsymposium der STAB


    6. – 7. November 2018 in Darmstadt

    In der Deutschen Strömungsmechanischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft (STAB) sind alle wichtigen Gebiete der Strömungsmechanik – insbesondere die der Luft- und Raumfahrt – aus Grundlagenforschung, Großforschung und Industrie in Deutschland zusammengeschlossen. Das STAB Symposium setzt sich zum Ziel, den fachlichen Austausch im Rahmen einer Konferenz anzuregen und die aktuelle Forschung zu fördern. Es findet vom 06. bis 07.11. 2018 in Darmstadt statt.

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