Institute for Hydromechanics

Prof. Dr. Markus Uhlmann


Research activities

  • dynamics of coherent structures in turbulent flows
  • multi-phase flows
  • numerical simulation techniques
  • high performance computing

Selected Publications

  • A.G. Kidanemariam, C. Chan-Braun, T. Doychev, and M. Uhlmann. Direct numerical simulation of horizontal open channel flow with finite-size, heavy particles at low solid volume fraction. New J. Phys., 15(2):025031, 2013. [ bib | DOI | arXiv ]
  • M. Uhlmann, G. Kawahara, and A. Pinelli. Travelling-waves consistent with turbulence-driven secondary flow in a square duct. Phys. Fluids, 22(8):084102, 2010. [Link]
  • M. Uhlmann, A. Pinelli, G. Kawahara, and A. Sekimoto. Marginally turbulent flow in a square duct. J. Fluid Mech., 588:153-162, 2007. [Link]
  • M. Uhlmann. An immersed boundary method with direct forcing for the simulation of particulate flows. J. Comput. Phys., 209(2):449-476, 2005. [Link]
  • J. Jimenez, M. Uhlmann, A. Pinelli, and G. Kawahara. Turbulent shear flow over active and passive porous surfaces. J. Fluid Mech., 442:89-117, 2001. [Link]

Professional career

  • Degree in mechanical engineering/aeronautics, RWTH Aachen (1988-1993)
  • PhD at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, on the toipic of modeling and numerical solution of compressible turbulent flows (1993-1997)
  • Postdoc at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, working on the near-wall layer in wall-bounded, incompressible turbulent flow and the numerical investigation of possible control strategies (1998-1999)
  • Postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, focusing on small-scale instabilities and their role in the turbulent energy cascade (1999-2002)
  • Researcher (first Ramon y Cajal Fellow, then staff) at the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain, focused on numerical simulations of multi-phase flows (2002-2008)
  • Humboldt/JSPS Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan, with the subject of the stability of flows in channels with two non-homogeneous directions (2003-2004)
  • Since August 2008 Professor for numerical modeling in fluid mechanics at the Insitute for Hydromechanics, KIT