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Michel Make


Schinkelstr. 2, room 221
52062 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 80 99917
Fax: +49 241 80 99910
email: make"at"



2014 M.Sc Ship Hydromechanics, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
Thesis: Predicting scale effects on floating offshore wind turbines
2009 B.Eng Naval Architecture, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands


Research Interests

Hydrodynamics, Aerodynamics, Numerical Methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI), Renewable Energy, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture

Student projects: Bachelor- Master- Diploma thesis

Currently I am looking for students interested in contributing to my current research activities. If you are interested in topics such as Aircraft Aerodynamics, Continuum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Structural Dynamics, Finite Element Methods etc. please have a look at the projects currently available here


Journal Articles

S. Burmester, S. Gueydon, M. Make Determination of Scaled Wind Turbine Rotor Characteristics from Three Dimensional RANS Calculations, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2016, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/8/082003
Michel Make and Guilherme Vaz, Analyzing scaling effects on offshore wind turbines using CFD, Renewable Energy, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2015.05.048


M. Make, G. Vaz, G. Fernandes, S. Burmester and S. Gueydon, Analysis of Aerodynamic Performance of Floating Wind Turbines Using CFD and BEMT Methods, In: ASME 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, May 31 - June 5, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, OMAE2015
S. Burmester, S. Gueydon, D. Rijpkema and M. Make, Determination of Scaled Wind Turbine Rotor Characteristics from 3 Dimensional RANS Calculations, In: 12th EERA DeepWind'2015 Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D; Conference, Trondheim 4 - 6 February, 2015, Trondheim, Norway, EERA DeepWind'2015
G. Fernandes, M. Make, S. Gueydon, and G. Vaz, Sensitivity to Aerodynamic Forces for the Accurate Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, In: 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore 24 - 26 Nov, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, RENEW2014

Conference Talks

Michel Make, Norbert Hosters and Marek Behr, Numerical Study on Shock-Induced Fluid-Structure Interaction in Supersonic Flows, Joint DMV and GAMM Annual Meeting, Braunschweig, Germany, March 7-11, 2016
Michel Make and Guilherme Vaz, Aerodynamic performance of floating wind turbines at model scale, 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC)/ 6th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, Aachen, July, 2015
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