Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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

Stapelfeldt SC, Vahdati M, On the Importance of Engine-Representative Models for Fan Flutter Predictions, Journal of Turbomachinery, ISSN:0889-504X


Zhang W, Vahdati M, Stapelfeldt S, 2019, Stall and recovery process of a transonic fan in presence of inlet distortion

Lu Y, Vahdati M, Stapelfeldt SC, et al., 2019, Effect of geometry variability on transonic fan blade untwist

Lu Y, Vahdati M, Green J, et al., Effect of Geometry Variability on Fan Performance and Aeromechanical Characteristics, 15th International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines

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