ULB - Aero-Thermo-Mechanics:

The Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department, a part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), focuses its research on a wide range of fluid mechanics applications including aircraft lubrication systems, combustion, numerical simulations, and renewable energy, among others.

More specifically, in combustion, research focuses on the following topics:

  • Numerical simulation of novel combustion technologies
  • Tabulation of Dynamic Adaptive Chemistry (TDAC)
  • Reduced-order combustion models for turbulent reacting flows
  • Simulation of internal combustion engines
  • Uncertainty quantification for kinetics mechanism
  • Numerical simulation of indoor and outdoor fire propagation

Moreover, the department is active in many Belgian and European research projects with strong national and international collaborations.


Ebrahim Rahmani
Lorenzo Piu
Chiara Novelli
Alessandro Parente
Axel Coussement