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.


  • 2018/11/08

    Talk im Tower im Wintersemester 2018/2019

    Natur, Geschichte und Technik des Fliegens

    Die Vortragsreihe Talk im Tower findet auch im Wintersemester 2018/2019 wieder im Towergebäude des August-Euler-Flugplatzes statt. Den Flyer zum aktuellen Programm finden sie hier: Talk im Tower WS 18/19.

  • 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.