Kareem Noureldin M.Sc.

Kareem Noureldin M.Sc.

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Dr. Reinartz/ Prof. Müller


Aero-Thermodynamic Design of a Scramjet Propulsion System for Future Space Transportation Systems


Kareem Noureldin, MSc.-Eng.
AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
52062 Aachen

Phone: + 49 (0) 241 80 99 136
Fax: + 49 (0) 241 80 628 498
Email: noureldin@aices.rwth-aachen.de


  • Since 06/2012 Doctoral student at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • 04/2010 - 05/2012 MSc Student of Simulation Sciences at GRS, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • 10/2003 - 06/2008 BSc in Materials Engineering at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt.

Research Interests

Simulations of turbulent high-enthalpy flows

Project Outline

The project is part of the research activities of the German research training group (GRK) 1095/2 “Aero-Thermodynamic Design of a Scramjet Propulsion System for Future Space Transportation Systems" which studies a scramjet propulsion system with experimental, numerical, and analytical means as well as the conceptual point of view. The main aim of the project is to compute the flow over a scramjet engine intake using a RANS-based solver to obtain the average flow quantities going to the combustion chamber. As the free stream Mach number of an external flow over a body increases, the temperature of the gas is drastically increased causing excitation of the internal energy modes of the molecules. The gas should then be modelled as a multiple-species reactive gas with the high-temperature effects considered. The project is an extension of the MSc thesis submitted in June 2012 entitled: “Turbulence modelling of a mixture of perfect gases”. In the MSc project, the effects of turbulence on the mixing of the chemical species were not considered. For the PhD project, some probability density functions-based methods are to be pursued to couple the turbulence and chemical models in 2-D and 3-D. project website.


Conference Publications

Noureldin, K.A., Windisch, C., Reinartz, B., Müller, S., “Turbulent Flow Simulations of a Mixture of Perfect Gases”, AIAA Paper 2012-5916, 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 24-28 September 2012, Tours, France.


AIAA2012, Hypersonics conference, Tours, France (Sep 23-28, 2012)