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Aerospace Engineering Research Group

Group head:
Eduardo Ahedo Galilea
Group web:
Aerospace Engineering

Lines of research

Space plasma propulsion

  • Plasma-propulsion space missions
  • Hall-effect thrusters
  • Helicon plasma thrusters
  • Magnetic nozzles
  • Advanced thruster designs
  • Plasma-material interaction
  • Plasma instabilities and turbulence
  • Plasma beams for space debris removal

Computational fluid mechanics

  • Unsteady Aerodynamics of flapping wings
  • Spray diffusion flames
  • Stratified flows
  • Multiphase flows
  • Wall bounded turbulent flows
  • Flow separation

 Experimental fluid mechanics

  • (IR) Infrared thermography
  • Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Impingement Heat Transfer
  • Swirl Flows
  • Flapping Wings

Space flight dynamics

  • Tether dynamics
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Trajectory Optimization

Contact email:


  • Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo
  • Cavallaro, Rauno
  • Discetti, Stefano
  • Fajardo Peña, Pablo
  • Flores Arias, Óscar
  • García-Villalba Navaridas, Manuel
  • Ianiro, Andrea
  • Merino Martínez, Mario
  • Sánchez Arriaga, Gonzalo
  • Sanjurjo Rivo, Manuel
  • Soler Arnedo, Manuel Fernando
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