Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISTM)
Kay_Schaefer @ISTM2019

M.Sc. Kay Schäfer

  • Institut für Strömungsmechanik
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Kaiserstraße 10, Geb. 10.23
    76131 Karlsruhe
    Tel.: +49 721 608 42368
    Fax: +49 721 608 45147


Turbulent secondary flows over spanwise inhomogeneous walls


Research Interests

  • Turbulent Flows
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Environmental Flows
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • High-Performance Computing



  • PhD student representative of graduate school for climate and environment - GRACE

Journal Publications

Secondary flow and heat transfer in turbulent flow over streamwise ridges.
Stroh, A.; Schäfer, K.; Forooghi, P.; Frohnapfel, B.
2020. International journal of heat and fluid flow, 81, Article No.108518. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2019.108518
Rearrangement of secondary flow over spanwise heterogeneous roughness.
Stroh, A.; Schäfer, K.; Frohnapfel, B.; Forooghi, P.
2020. Journal of fluid mechanics, 885, R5. doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.1030

Conference Contributions

Direct Numerical Simulations of a Turbulent Flow over Wall-Mounted Obstacles - A Comparison of Different Numerical Approaches.
Schäfer, K.; Forooghi, P.; Straub, S.; Frohnapfel, B.; Stroh, A.
2020. Direct and Large Eddy Simulation XII. Ed.: M. García-Villalba, 91–96, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-42822-8_12
Investigation of turbulent budgets in channels with secondary motions induced by streamwise-aligned ridges.
Schäfer, K.; Stroh, A.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.
2019. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP11), Southampton, UK, July 30 - August 2, 2019
Secondary flow impact on velocity and thermal fields of a structured turbulent channel flow.
Stroh, A.; Schafer, K.; Forooghi, P.; Frohnapfel, B.
2019. Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Wicklow, IR, July 22-24, 2019