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Denis-Gabriel Caprace
Post-doctoral researcher

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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

Keywords:
wake flows

Research group(s): TFL
Collaborations: MEED

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Andrew Ning. Large Eddy Simulation for Empirical Modeling of the Wake of Three Urban Air Mobility Vehicles. In: Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. --, no.--, p. -- (2023). (Soumis). http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269550

2. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Ning, Andrew; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Effects of rotor-airframe interaction on the aeromechanics and wake of a quadcopter in forward flight. In: Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 130, no.--, p. 107899 (2022). doi:10.5281/zenodo.7059240. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/265626

3. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Gillis, Thomas; Chatelain, Philippe. FLUPS - A Fourier-based Library of Unbounded Poisson Solvers. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Vol. 43. doi:10.1137/19M1303848. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/225706

4. Ransquin, Ignace; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Chatelain, Philippe. Wake Vortex Detection an d Tracking for Aircraft Formation Flight. In: Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 44, no. 12, p. 2225-2243 (2021). doi:10.2514/1.G006028. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/252862

5. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe. An immersed lifting and dragging line model for the Vortex Particle-Mesh method. In: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 34, no.1, p. 21-48 (2020). doi:10.1007/s00162-019-00510-1. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/224614

6. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Gontier, Camille; Iranmanesh, Mohammad; Scoubeau, Mehdi; Pletser, Vladimir. Experimental Characterization of Weightlessness During Glider Parabolic Flights. In: Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 32, no.1, p. 1121–1132 (2020). doi:10.1007/s12217-020-09836-6. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/236433

7. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire. Wakes of rotorcraft in advancing flight: A large-eddy simulation study. In: Physics of Fluids, Vol. 32, no.8, p. 087107 (2020). doi:10.1063/5.0015162. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/232346

8. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/209066

9. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/186388

10. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/186387


Patents


1. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Chatelain, Philippe; Ransquin, Ignace. Aircraft wake sensing. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/269512 http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/269512


Conference Papers


1. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Ransquin, Ignace; Colognesi, Victor; Chatelain, Philippe. Flow sensing for improved wake harvesting in formation flight. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/269478

2. Winckelmans, Grégoire; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Bricteux, Laurent; Ivan De Visscher; Trigaux, François; Chatelain, Philippe. When turbulence matters in vortex dominated flows. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/269485

3. Ransquin, Ignace; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Chatelain, Philippe. Analysis of a Formation Flight Wake-Tracking Strategy on the Dynamics of the Formation Wake Vortices. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/269484

4. Bilgen, Onur; Joaquim R.R.A. Martins; Andrew Ning; Laurent Burlion; Andy Platt; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel. OpenTurbineCoDe (OTCD): An Open-Source Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Multidisciplinary Control Co-Design Optimization Framework. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269524

5. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Ning, Andrew. Large Eddy Simulation of the Wakes of Three Urban Air Mobility Vehicles. In: AHS 78th Annual Forum. Vol. 2022, no.--, p. 15 (2022). 2022 xxx. doi:10.4050/F-0078-2022-17471. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269536

6. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Cardoza, Adam; Ning, Andrew; Mangano, Marco; He, Sicheng; Martins, Joaquim R.. Incorporating High-Fidelity Aerostructural Analyses in Wind Turbine Rotor Optimization. In: Proceedings of the AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2022, 978-1-62410-631-6 xxx. doi:10.2514/6.2022-1290. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269526

7. McDonnell, Taylor; Cardoza, Adam; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Ning, Andrew. A General Coupling Methodology for Unsteady Aerostructural Optimization with Analytic Derivatives. In: Proceedings of the AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2022, 978-1-62410-631-6 xxx. doi:10.2514/6.2022-1291. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269527

8. Ransquin, Ignace; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Duponcheel, Matthieu; Chatelain, Philippe. Vortex sensing and uncertainty propagation for aircraft formation flight. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262652

9. Mangano, Marco; He, Sicheng; Liao, Yingqian; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Martins, Joaquim R.. Towards Passive Aeroelastic Tailoring of Large Wind Turbines Using High-Fidelity Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. In: Proceedings of the AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2022, 978-1-62410-631-6 xxx. doi:10.2514/6.2022-1289. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269528

10. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Chatelain, Philippe. Assessment of the Vortex Particle-Mesh Method for Efficient LES of Hovering Rotors and their Wakes. In: AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2021, 9781624106095 xxx. doi:10.2514/6.2021-0738. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/240466


Dissertations


1. Caprace, Denis-Gabriel. Modeling of lifting-dragging devices for large eddy simulation of space-developing wakes : application to wings, rotors and formation flight, prom. : Winckelmans, Grégoire ; Chatelain, Philippe, 02/09/2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/239381