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Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering




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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.



Brandstetter C, Ottavy X, Paoletti B, et al., 2021, Interpretation of stall precursor signatures, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:143, ISSN:0889-504X, Pages:1-13

Stapelfeldt S, Brandstetter C, 2021, Suppression of nonsynchronous vibration through intentional aerodynamic and structural mistuning, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:144, ISSN:0889-504X, Pages:1-8

Brandstetter C, Stapelfeldt S, 2021, Analysis of a linear model for non-synchronous vibrations near stall, International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power, Vol:6, ISSN:2504-186X, Pages:1-14


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, Pages:1-16

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, Pages:1-15

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