Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Research Fellow



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Sina Stapelfeldt is a member of the Rolls-Royce Vibration University Technology Centre. Her research focus is on aeroelasticity and unsteady flows in turbomachines. In particular, she is working on improving the modelling tools to predict self-excited and forced vibrations in aero-engines.

Sina has a MEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London, and received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 with a thesis entitled ‘Advanced methods for multi-row forced response and flutter computations’. She worked as a development engineer at Rolls-Royce Germany before returning to Imperial College in 2016.



Stapelfeldt S, Brandstetter C, 2020, Non-synchronous vibration in axial compressors: lock-in mechanism and semi-analytical model, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol:488, ISSN:0022-460X, Pages:1-20

Moreno J, Dodds J, Stapelfeldt SC, et al., 2020, Deficiencies in the SA Turbulence model for the prediction of the stability boundary in highly loaded compressors, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:142, ISSN:0889-504X, Pages:121012-1-121012-11

Zhang W, Stapelfeldt S, Vahdati M, 2020, Influence of the inlet distortion on fan stall margin at different rotational speeds, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol:98, ISSN:1270-9638


Mitchell SJ, Stapelfeldt S, Puente R, 2021, Evaluation of the Single-Population Lattice Boltzmann Method for One-Dimensional Compressible Flows, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Xu Z, Puente R, Stapelfeldt S, 2021, Validation of Three-Dimensional Grid Refinement for Lattice Boltzmann Methods, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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