Tim Albring

Computational Mathematics Group
Department of Mathematics and
Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES)
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen

Room: 216 (Rogowski building, 2nd floor)
Phone: +49 (0)241 80 98 674
Email: Tim Albring

Office Hours

by appointment, please send me an Email.

Research Interests

  • Shape Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Algorithmic Differentiation
  • Discrete Adjoint Methods
  • One-Shot Methods

Some results of my work

Viscous Flow

* This picture shows the gradient of the surface mesh nodes with respect to the drag coefficient of an RAE2822 airfoil in viscous transonic flow.
Inviscid Flow

* This is a result of a One-Shot optimization at Ma=2.0 using a Free-Node parametrization. The initial NACA0012 airfoil shows a strong detached bow shock (left), whereas the optimized design (right) features an attached oblique shock that produces considerably less drag (see Sears-Haack body).



  • T. Albring: Aerodynamic Shape Optimization based on the One-Shot Approach, Master's Thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2013.pdf
  • T. Albring: Optimal Control of PDEs solved by Fixed Point Iterations using Algorithmic Di fferentiation, Bachelor's Thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2012.pdf
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