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.



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

Lu Y, Lad B, Vahdati M, et al., 2019, Nonsynchronous vibration associated with transonic fan blade untwist

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