Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

University of Linz - Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Research efforts at the Institute comprise several engineering topics, like metallurgical flows and multiphase flows, but also aerodynamics. The Institute is well equipped regarding both soft- and hardware for Computationals Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as well as with measurement systems for laboratory experiments. Aerodynamics research focuses on induced drag, flow simulation of small aircraft and of airfoils with deflected flaps, spoilers or slats, etc.

Technologies and competences

The Institute has nearly 20 years of experience concerning numerical flow simulations of industrial and engineering flows as well as about 15 years of experience with flow measurements, especially with optical methods like PIV and high speed camera imaging and with Constant Temperature Anenometry. It is embedded in a highly interdisciplinary research environment with a focus on mechatronics.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • induced drag reduction of lifting surfaces
  • numerical simulation of aircraft and aircraft components
  • numerical simulation of fuel pumps
  • numerical simulations of airfoils

University of Linz - Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz, Austria
+43 732 2468-6460


Philipp Gittler

Economic data

Employees > 250
Turnover > 10 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2017-01-30