Denis-Gabriel Caprace
PhD student

Main project: Comprehensive Wake Simulation for the Analysis of Vortex Interactions with Flexible Devices: Application to Rotorcraft and Formation Flying Aircraft
Funding: F.R.S./FNRS Aspirant Fellowship
Supervisor(s): Grégoire Winckelmans

This research is about developing tools for wake flow analysis, and their application to rotorcraft and aircraft in formation flight.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Fluid mechanics

wake flows

Research group(s): TFL
Collaborations: MEED


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe. An Immersed Lifting and Dragging Line Model for the Large Eddy Simulation of Wake Flows. In: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 34, no.1, p. 21-48 (2020). doi:10.1007/s00162-019-00510-1.

2. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Gillis, Thomas; Chatelain, Philippe. FLUPS - A Fourier-based Library of Unbounded Poisson Solvers. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, (2019). (Soumis).

3. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Lifting Line with Various Mollifications: Theory and Application to an Elliptical Wing. In: AIAA Journal, Vol. 57, no.1, p. 17-28 (2019). doi:10.2514/1.j057487.

4. Chatelain, Philippe; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Marichal, Yves; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Vortex particle-mesh simulations of vertical axis wind turbine flows: from the airfoil performance to the very far wake. In: Wind Energy Science, Vol. 2, no. 1, p. 317-328 (2017). doi:10.5194/wes-2-317-2017.

5. Chatelain, Philippe; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Zeoli, Stéphanie; Buffin, Simon; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Bricteux, Laurent. Investigation of the effect of inflow turbulence on vertical axis wind turbine wakes. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Print), Vol. 854, no.1, p. 012011 (2017). doi:10.1088/1742-6596/854/1/012011.

Conference Papers

1. Chatelain, Philippe; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Gillis, Thomas; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Balty, Pierre; Waucquez, Juan; Winckelmans, Grégoire. The Vortex Particle-Mesh method: 
application to wind turbine aerodynamics and wakes.

2. Ransquin, Ignace; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Chatelain, Philippe. Large Eddy Simulation of Controlled Aircraft in Formation relying on Wake sensing.

3. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe. LES Exploration of the Near and Far Wake of Wings using a Novel Lifting and Dragging Line Model.

4. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe; Eldredge, Jeff. Wake Vortex Detection and Tracking for Aircraft Formation Flight. In: AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2019, 9781624105890. doi:10.2514/6.2019-3329.

5. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Bernier, Caroline; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe; Gillis, Thomas. Vortex particle-mesh methods: accurate and efficient handling of solid boundaries.

6. Winckelmans, Grégoire; Toussaint, Jonathan; Chatelain, Philippe; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel. Prandtl second optimal wing: model design and testing with near wake PIV, and 3-D simulation.

7. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. LES of an Advancing Helicopter Rotor, and Near to Far Wake Assessment.

8. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Buffin, Simon; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Large Eddy Simulation of Advancing Rotor for Near to Far Wake Assessment. 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum: Milan, 2017.

9. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Henneaux, David; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Space Developing Shear Layer with Weak Inflow Turbulence. doi:10.1103/aps.dfd.2017.gfm.v0028.

10. Duponcheel, Matthieu; Chatelain, Philippe; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Large Eddy Simulation of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine wakes; Part II: effects of inflow turbulence.