The AIFIT project is a collaborative research project, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR). Four partners at the Universities of Rostock, Paris, Berlin and Marseille are combining their own unique perspectives on the problem of flapping flight in turbulence.
The team at TU Berlin is coordinated by Thomas Engels, Post-Doc and Jörn Sesterhenn, head of the CFD group at ISTA. The team is specialized in numerical modeling and simulation, especially turbulence and compressible fluid dynamics, but also fluid–structure interaction problems
The team at University of Rostock is led by Fritz-Olaf Lehmann, head of the animal physiology department and Henja-Niniane Wehmann, who is PhD student funded by our project. The team performs the experiments on real insects.
The team at Aix-Marseille Université is guided by Kai Schneider. His team is specialized in the numerical simulation of incompressible fluids, but also in wavelets in fluid dynamics. Hung Dinh Truong is the PhD student in the Marseille team, and he is working on modeling of flexible insect wings.
Marie Farge is the team leader of the Paris team. Her team is specialized in wavelet analysis of turbulent flows.