The main objective of SSeMID is training of 16 PhD students in the aerodynamics field.

The ESR will be train in order to:

1Be able to identify the main problems involved in stability, analysis and control of unsteady flows.

2Master the methods and tools, numerical and experimental, required to solve these problems and to contribute to advance in the current state of the art.

3Control the existing industrial methodologies used to tackle problems related not only to detached flows, but also to general design processes.

4Understand the different roles and complementariness between academia and industry and to learn how to create bridges between them.

5Be able to carry out their independent research project.

6Acquire complementary skills relevant to working as academic researchers and industry engineers.



The main technical objective of SSeMID is to advance the development of computer based simulation tools for aircraft design with the final aim of contributing to manufacturing of cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly aircrafts.

The specific technical objective of SSeMID is to apply stability analysis to configurations in the limits of the flight envelope or when unsteady effects are dominant by development of new numerical methods and tools suited for stability analysis and direct numerical simulation. Continue Reading...

The project incorporates stakeholders from academia, and industry to ensure the uptake of the results to the market.
SSeMID will provide valuable information of aerodynamic characteristics of an airplane paving the way to its complete industrialization while increasing the academic knowledge regarding instability mechanisms and covering the necessary skills and knowledge to train experts in this area.


Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Imperial College London Katholieke Universiteit Leuven University of Cambridge Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales Deutsches Zentrum für Luft– und Raumfahrt Von Karman Institute Numerical Mechanics Applications Airbus Operations KTH