The department of engine acoustics generally deals with transient processes in technical flows, focused on the acoustics of turbomachinery and gas turbines, in particular aircraft engines. Current research areas are numerical simulation and experimental study of noise generation and propagation of / in engines, gas turbines, turbomachinery and wind turbines. We are also working on the development of design rules for low noise aircraft engines, the technology development to reduce noise of jet engines and gas turbines as well as the reduction of turbulence caused friction phenomena. A detailed description of the expertises of the department of engine acoustics can be found below.
The department is located at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Technical Acoustics ISTA) and cooperate also closely with the Institute of Aerospace Engineering (ILR) of the Technical University of Berlin. Moreover, the department is in a close relationship regarding infra structure with the Technical University of Berlin Technischen Universität Berlin.