Since 2020 at TU Berlin

OpenFoam for Combustion Processes (4 SWS equiv. to 6 credit points)
This course gives an overview of numerical simulations for combustion science. First, we introduce the basics in using OpenFoam for non-reacting flows and then give insight on how to compute chemically reacting flows. The student projects are diverse and range from to unsteady flows to hydrogen/air combustion.

Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems (4 SWS equiv. to 6 credit points)
Data-driven methods have entered various fields in engineering. We give an overview of various neural network architectures and allocate time for hands-on sessions, where the students apply these models on a number of data sets. Importantly, we focus on the limits of data-driven models and discuss the required tricks to overcome these.

Data-Driven Methods in Engineering Science (colloquium of 2 SWS equiv. to 3 credit points)
We invite guest speakers from industry and academia to present their current status of data-driven methods applied in a broad field of engineering.

Thermoacoustic Research Project (4 SWS equiv. to 6 credit points)
Based on well-defined problems in our current research, we introduce Master students to scientific methods to promote independent working, critical thinking and interpreting numerical/experimental results in context to their limitations. The research projects are defined and controlled by the students.

Verbrennung und Akustik in Raketen und Turbinen (German MINTgrün course; 4 SWS in the summer term)
This is an introductory course for first-year Bachelor students on energy generation and combustion science. We draw an overall pricture of how linear acoustics, eigenvalue analysis and unsteady flow phenomena are used in current research. The students are also introduced to short presentation and scientific writing, which will be beneficial for their future development. We compare results of a Rijke tube experiment against numerical simulations based on acoustic network models.

Past Courses

2018 – 2019 (TU Munich)

Computational methods for thermoacoustic problems

This one week course for students includes lectures on acoustics, fluid mechanics and combustion modeling. It is organized in the framework of the ATHENS programme together with TU Munich and 24 other European Universities. Course dates are:

17. – 24. November 2018
18. – 22. March 2019