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Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR)

Director:  Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. B. Weigand
Deputy:  Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. von Wolfersdorf

The ITLR is part of the faculty of aviation and aerospace engineering and geodesy at the University of Stuttgart. Two professors are associated to the ITLR. The institute has about 45 research associates and about 25 non-scientific employees (technicians, designer etc). The institute has considerable experience in experimental as well as in theoretical and numerical methods.Research topics of the institute are: heat transfer, aerothermodynamics, droplet dynamics, hypersonic combustion and shock tube research. The institute is equipped with different air supply systems, where one is a high temperature facility. The institute is well equipped with optical measurement systems (PIV, LDA, LIF, Thermochromic Liquid Crystals, Infrared-Thermography) and with measurement systems for determining droplet sizes (Aerosizer, Malvern and 3-wave extinction).