Unsteady flow diagnostics laboratory (UNFoLD)

Our lab focuses on the investigation of unsteady vortex dominated flow phenomena by combining high spatially and temporally resolved flow field measurements with – what we refer to as – a fluid dynamical differential diagnosis. We develop methodologies to help bridge the gap between our observations and understanding of the development and interaction of characteristic flow structures (e.g. vortices) and technically relevant quantities, such as aerodynamic forces or power output, with applications in biological and bio-inspired propulsion, wind turbine rotor blade aerodynamics, etc.