InstituteTeam
Pascal Franke, M.Sc.

Pascal Franke, M.Sc.

Pascal Franke, M.Sc.
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
212
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
212
Positions
Research Staff
Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics
Research Staff
Axial Compressors
Research Staff
Multiphysics of Turbulent Flows

MAIN FOCUS

  • Multiphysics of Turbulent Flows
  • Axial Compressors

Research Projects

Development of Design Methods for Low Pressure Turbines

In the light of an expected increase in air traffic and the foreseeable impact of climate change, the efficiency of aircraft engines and the related reduction in CO2 emissions are becoming increasingly important. The low-pressure turbine is of particular importance in this context, as it has a significant influence on the overall weight and propulsive efficiency of the engine through the number of stages and a coupling with the fan. Modern NDT design is widely carried out using RANS-based design tools, which use correlation-based turbulence and transition modeling. My research is therefore primarily concerned with improved prediction of turbulent and transitional effects in NDT flows through more accurate modeling in resource-efficient RANS simulations.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Work Experience
    • 2018-2019

    Student Assistant: Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics

    • 2020-present

    Research Assistant: Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics

  • Studies
    • 2014-2018

    Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.): Leibniz University Hannover

    • 2018

    Bachelor Thesis: Validation of the Numerical Prediction of the Effect of Isotropic, Homogenous Sand Grain Roughness on the Aerodynamics of a 3-Stage Axial Compressor, Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD), Hanover, Germany

    • 2017-2020

    Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.): Leibniz University Hannover,

    • 2019

    Study Thesis: Numerical Investigation of Low-Flow Conditions and NSV in a Low-Pressure Turbine, Duke University, NC, USA

    • 2020

    Master Thesis: Development of a Robust Transport Equation-Based Transition Model for Low-Pressure Turbine Applications, MTU Aero Engines AG, Munich, Germany