Prof. Karen Mulleners

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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Karen Mulleners’ research focuses on complex unsteady flows and the dynamics of corresponding vortices. She applied the idea that unsteady hydro- or aerodynamic phenomena are best studied by analyzing the instantaneous vortex fields instead of resorting to quantities averaged over time.

In particular, she explores methods of effective analysis of the coherent structures in unsteady flows. This methodology bridges the gap between the development and interaction of vortices and technically relevant quantities, such as the aerodynamic forces and power that are generated, with interesting examples in the field of energy technologies such as the aerodynamics of rotor blades on a wind turbine.

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Karen MULLENERS
EPFL STI IGM UNFOLD
MED 0 2426 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne