Laboratory for Flow Instabilities and Dynamics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kilian Oberleithner

Since 2018, Kilian Oberleithner is head of the Laboratory of Flow Instabilities and Dynamics. He completed his PhD thesis in 2012 at TU Berlin. After a post doc in the lab of Prof. Julio Soria at Monash University Melbourne, he established a new research group at TU Berlin. His research areas focus on flow instabilities and coherent structures in complex thermofluiddynamic turbulent flows and the development of analysis and control methods.  He follows an interdisciplinary approach and combines data-driven and physics-based methods based on experimental and numerical data. The methods are developed on canonical flows cases and applied to engineering relevant problems within the field of Wind, Gas and Hydro turbines .

About Kilian

Kilian Oberleithner

Office HF-1
Building HF
Room 103
Address Müller-Breslau-Straße 8
10623 Berlin



Bartholomay, Sirko; Krumbein, Sascha; Perez-Becker, Sebastian; Soto-Valle, Rodrigo; Nayeri, Christian N; Paschereit, Christian O; Oberleithner, Kilian
Experimental assessment of a blended fatigue-extreme controller employing trailing edge flaps
Wind Energy, 26 :201-227


Saldern, Jakob G R; Eck, Mattias E.G.; Beuth, Jan Paul; Ćosić, Bernhard; Oberleithner, Kilian
Acoustic characteristics of impingement cooling sheets; effect of bias-grazing flow interaction on the liner impedance in a thin annulus
Journal of Sound and Vibration :116818
February 2022
ISSN: 0022460X
Casel, Mario; Oberleithner, Kilian; Zhang, Feichi; Zirwes, Thorsten; Bockhorn, Henning; Trimis, Dimosthenis; Kaiser, Thomas Ludwig
Resolvent-based modelling of coherent structures in a turbulent jet flame using a passive flame approach
Combustion and Flame, 236 :111695
February 2022
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 00102180
Haghdoost, M Rezay; Thethy, Bhavraj S; Nadolski, Maikel; Seo, B; Paschereit, Christian Oliver; Klein, Rupert; Edgington-Mitchell, D; Oberleithner, Kilian
Numerical and experimental evaluation of shock dividers
Shock Waves, 32 :195-211
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Schubert, Yannick; Sieber, Moritz; Oberleithner, Kilian; Martinuzzi, Robert
Towards robust data-driven reduced-order modelling for turbulent flows: application to vortex-induced vibrations
Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics :1-27
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN: 0935-4964
Saldern, Jakob G R; Reumschüssel, Johann Moritz; Beuth, Jan Paul; Paschereit, Christian Oliver; Oberleithner, Kilian
Robust combustor design based on flame transfer function modification
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics, 14 :186-196
Demange, Simon; Yuan, Zhenyang; Müller, Jens S; Hanifi, Ardeshir; Cavalieri, André; Oberleithner, Kilian
Resolvent-based reconstruction of trailing-edge noise of the transitional flow over a NACA0012 airfoil
Bulletin of the American Physical Society
Publisher: APS
Bartholomay, Sirko; Krumbein, Sascha; Deichmann, Victoria; Gentsch, Maik; Perez-Becker, Sebastian; Soto-Valle, Rodrigo; Holst, David; Nayeri, Christian N; Paschereit, Christian O; Oberleithner, Kilian
Repetitive model predictive control for load alleviation on a research wind turbine using trailing edge flaps
Wind Energy, 25 :1290-1308
Habicht, Fabian; Yücel, Fatma Cansu; Bohon, Myles; Haghdoost, Mohammad Rezay; Oberleithner, Kilian; Paschereit, Christian Oliver
Pressure Fluctuations in an Annular Plenum Downstream of a Multi-tube Pulse Detonation Combustor
Page 103-115
Müller, Jens S; Lückoff, Finn; Kaiser, Thomas L; Oberleithner, Kilian
On the relevance of the runner crown for flow instabilities in a Francis turbine
, Volume1079, Page 12053
Kaiser, Thomas Ludwig; Noiray, Nicolas; Male, Quentin; Oberleithner, Kilian
Modeling the Convection of Entropy Waves in Strongly Non-Parallel Turbulent Flows Using a Linearized Framework
, Volume86007, Page V03BT04A039
Litvinov, Ivan; Sharaborin, Dmitriy; Gorelikov, Evgeny; Dulin, Vladimir; Shtork, Sergey; Alekseenko, Sergey; Oberleithner, Kilian
Modal Decomposition of the Precessing Vortex Core in a Hydro Turbine Model
Applied Sciences, 12 :5127
Publisher: MDPI