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Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics
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Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics
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Sebastian Kurth, M. Sc.


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
room: 205, Geb. 8140

phone:+49 511 762 2751
fax:+49 511 762 3997
mail:kurthtfd.uni-hannover.de

Bild von  Sebastian Kurth, M. Sc.

Activities

  • Numerical Simulations
  • Characterisation and Modelling of Rough Surfaces
  • Turbulence Modelling

Research Topics

Turbulence modelling above anisotropic roughness

The influence of rough surfaces on the aerodynamic behaviour of blades is important in turbomachinery. Real rough surfaces, found on manufactured and used blades, are complicated to describe and be therefor be parameterised for non-scale-resolving simulations (e.g. RANS). To develop a better approach to describe the influence of real rough surfaces on the flow, the roughness is decomposed into their isotropic and anisotropic components. For the irregular, isotropic components which has no repeating structure of the roughness a classical equivalent sand-grain parameterisation is used. To describe the regular, anisotropic roughness components, a new parameterisation is developed. Both parameter sets are then used to develop a new turbulence model for RANS-simulations.

Studies

  • Doctoral Studies: Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD) at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Seit 2018
  • Research Focus: Influence of Rough Surfaces on the Turbulence Behaviour
  • Mechanical Engineering: Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2011 - 2018
  • Master Thesis: "Modellierung des lokalen Effekts anisotroper Rauheitsstrukturen auf turbulente Grenzschichten in RANS-Simulationen", TFD, Hannover, 2018
  • Project Thesis: "Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Anisotropic Surface Structures on the Boundary Layer Flow ", TFD, Hannover, 2017
  • Bachelor Thesis: "Einfluss von Brechungsindexgradienten auf die Messung der Verschiebung eines Musters", TFD, Hannover, 2015
  • Abroad:

    • Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2016
    • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, 2017

Work experience

  • Current Position:

    • Research Assistant at the Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics. Since 2018
    • Safety Representative at the Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics. Since 2018

  • Student Assistant:

    • Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics. 2014-2018
    • Institute of Continuum Mechanics. 2012, 2014-2015

  • Internship:

    • MTU Maintenance, Repair Engineering, Hannover. 2014
    • Körting Hannover AG, Vorpraktikum, Hannover. 2012