INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education


Introduction and contact info:

Name: Patrick Strempfl M.Sc.

Work address: 42 Avenue Gaspard Coriolis

31057 Toulouse Cedex 1



PhD project:

Title: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine

Simulation and analysis of a rotating detonation combustor, using CERFACS's LES code AVBP. Analysis of the flow field in the combustor for different points of operation. 

Additional coupling to a turbine to study the interactions of the combustor and subsequent turbine stages.

Supervisor: Prof. Thierry Poinsot

Mentor: Prof. Myles D. Bohon

Planned secondments: 

TUB 1-2 months, Berlin

KTH 1-2 months, Stockholm


Bachelor's program “Maschinenwesen” (Mechanical Engineering) at TU Munich, Munich, Germany

Master's program “Luft – u. Raumfahrt” (Aerospace Engineering) at TU Munich, Munich, Germany

Semester abroad and research internship on microgravity combustion at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.

Ph.D. at CERFACS, Toulouse, France


ESR1 - Asar A H JARADAT: Constant volume combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Bastien Bousrt
ESR2 - Gregory Uhl: Numerical analysis of the interaction between a Rotating Detonation Combustor and an axial turbine - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Prof. Marc Bellenoue, Prof. Thierry Poinsot, Dr. Stéphan Zurbach
ESR3 - Nicola Detomaso: Simulation of CVC combustor - CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Thierry Poinsot, , Dr. Davide Laera, Dr. Florent Duchaine
ESR4 - Maria Clara de Jesus Vieira: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions - ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Julien Sotton, Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Prof. Camille Strozzi
ESR5 - Provence Barnouin: Control and impact of RDC wave direction - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR6 - Patrick Strempfl: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine - CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. Thierry Poinsot
ESR7 - Hongyi Wei: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR8 - Thomas Golliard: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control - KTH (SE), Supervisors: Prof. Mihai Mihaescu, Prof. Anders Dahlkild
ESR9 - Roseline Ngozi Ezekwesili: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Neda Djordjevic
ESR10 - Shreyas Ramanagar Sridhara: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Antonio Andreini
ESR11- Umberto Sandri: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Facchini, Prof. Antonio Andreini, Dr. Alessio Picchi
ESR12 - Panagiotis Gallis: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages - POLITO (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Daniela Misul & Dr. Simone Salvadori
ESR13 - Abhishek Dubey: power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Sorce
ESR14 - Sreenath Purushothaman: propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis - UNIGE (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Sorce, Prof. Alberto Traverso
ESR15 - Gokkul Raj Varatharajulu Purgunan: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Panagiotis Stathopoulos