Person 1

Person 1

Welcome to the tfx-lab!

We study fluid mechanics with complex thermodynamic behavior with applications in energy and propulsion. This includes multi phase flow, supercritical fluids, heat transfer, chemical reactions, pseudo boiling, phase transitions, high-pressure real fluid behavior, combustion, or hypersonics.

The modeling of these flows for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) fits in the intersection of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors


We pursue a three-pronged approach, driven by real-world applications, built on physical fundamentals, and advanced by innovative modeling. Our specialization is numerical modeling and analysis of compressible real fluids, including complex phenomena such as supercritical fluids, phase transitions, cavitation, or cryogenics. Other topics of interest are hypersonics, micro-propulsion, and numerical methods.

Person 2

Propulsion and energy

Rocket engines, gas turbines, supercritical CO2 cycles, combustion, injection [more]

Person 4

Real fluid fundamentals

Thermodynamics, phase transitions, pseudoboiling, supercritical fluids [more]

Person 3


Real fluid mixtures, ILES, deep learning, genetic algorithms, data analysis [more]

Person 4


Aerothermodynamics, flow control, drag reduction, sonic boom [more]