Contact Dr Chawki Abdessemed

Areas of expertise

  • Aircraft Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion

Current activities

Current research focus:

Research in the area of propulsion systems aerodynamic integration within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC).

Development and delivery of aerodynamic tools and software for the analysis and optimisation of aero-engine intakes, nacelles and nozzles.

Preliminary assessment of aerodynamic performance including drag and aero-engine installation effects.


Currently, acting as a guest editor for Fluids journal Special Issue "Modelling and Simulation of Turbulent Flows" which is dedicated to the recent advances in computational modelling and simulation of turbulent flows including numerical methods development and its applications.

Please get in touch if you have a paper which fits within the scope of the special issue.

Projects Involvement:

  • Advanced Product Concept Analysis Environment project (APROCONE) (delivered)
  • Powerplant Integration of Novel Engine systems (PINES)(current)
  • Fan And Nacelle Future Aerodynamic Research (FANFARE) (current)


  • Multidisciplinary design optimisation 
  • Dimensionality reduction 
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • RANS-LES modeling 
  • Morphing wings
  • High-Lift System Aerodynamics
  • Green Aviation
  • Machine learning 


  • Leonardo 
  • Rolls-Royce plc


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers