Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Fellow



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Mr Peter Higgs +44 (0)20 7594 7078




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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

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

Lu Y, Lad B, Green J, et al., 2019, Effect of geometry variability on transonic fan blade untwist, International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power, Vol:4

Stapelfeldt S, Vahdati M, 2019, Improving the Flutter Margin of an Unstable Fan Blade, Journal of Turbomachinery-transactions of the Asme, Vol:141, ISSN:0889-504X


Zhang W, Vahdati M, 2020, Stall and Recovery Process of a Transonic Fan With and Without Inlet Distortion, ASME, ISSN:0889-504X

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