Max von Danwitz

M. Sc.

Research Associate

Max von Danwitz
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems


Building: Rogowski

Room: 222a

Schinkelstr. 2

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99933
Fax: +49 241 80 99910

About me


  • 2015: M.Sc Simulation Science, RWTH Aachen University, Thesis: Simulation of rising bubbles in viscoelastic fluids
  • 2013: B.Sc Engineering Science, Technical University of Munich, Thesis: Automated application of Dirichlet boundary conditions in voxel based analyses using the Finite Cell Method

  Flow around a piston-ring Copyright: Max von Danwitz


My research interests are:

  • Numerical analysis of fluid flow in piston ring-pack
  • Compressible flow simulation with space-time finite elements


I teach:

  • Numerical Methods for Fluid-Structure Interaction exercises (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • CES Mechanics II exercises (2017)

Completed Student Projects

  • Mario Koretz, CES Seminar thesis: Pressure Boundary Conditions for Compressible Flow Simulations using Conservation Variables
  • Andreas Fiedler, Christoph Schumann, Mechanical Engineering Project thesis: Spatially Resolved Simulation of Flow Around Piston Rings
  • Wasu Mekniran, Simulation Science Master thesis: Numerical Study of Fluid-Structure Interaction with Compressible Viscous Flow

  • Christian Geller, Simon Märtens, Lennart Reiher, Lambert Theisen, CES Project thesis: Numerical Study of Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Piston Ring Pack

  • Aziz Ghanouchi, Ole-Christian Greß, Mechanical Engineering Project thesis: Numerical Study of the Influence of Ring End Gap Positions on Blowby Around Piston Rings

  • Christopher Schulte, Mechanical Engineering Bachelor thesis: Analysis and constructive refactoring of a 2/2-way valve to increase the operational lifetime

Student project offers


Journal Article

Simplex space‐time meshes in compressible flow simulations
Published in: International journal for numerical methods in fluids (2019)

Contribution to a conference proceedings

Internal Compressible Flow Simulations on Simplex Space-Time Meshes
Published in: 89thAnnual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and MechanicsMarch 19-23, 2018Munich, Germany, Book of Abstracts (2018)
Compressible Flows inside Piston Ring Pack Simulated with Space-Time Finite Elements
Published in: 7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry : Proceedings : 11 - 13 October 2017, Stuttgart, Germany / Editors: Malte von Scheven, Marc-André Keip, Nils Karajan (2017)
Space-Time Finite Element Simulation of Internal Compressible Flows
Published in: 88th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics : March 6-10, 2017, Weimar, Germany : Book of Abstracts / GAMM, Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik e.V., International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (2017)
An Interface-Tracking Approach to Viscoelastic Free-Surface Flows
Published in: [The XVIIth International Congress on Rheology, ICR 2016, 09.08.2016-13.08.2016, Kyoto, Japan] (2016)
On the Simulation of Viscoelastic Free-Surface Flows
Published in: [12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM 2016, 24.07.2016-29.07.2016, Seoul, South Korea] (2016)
Simulating viscoelastic free-surface flows using an interface-tracking approach
Published in: [VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS, 05.06.2016-10.06.2016, Crete Island, Greece] (2016)
Numerical Investigation of Rising Bubble Phenomena in Viscoelastic Fluids
Published in: [Joint Annual Meeting of GAMM and DMV, GAMM DMV 2016, 07.03.2016-11.03.2016, Braunschweig, Germany : abstracts] (2016)
Simulation of rising bubbles in viscoelastic fluids
Published in: [3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference and 6th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, YIC GACM 2015, 20.07.2015-23.07.2015, Aachen, Germany] (2015)