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Dieter Peitsch



Chair of Research Group at TU Berlin:



Contact Information at TU Berlin:

Technische Universität Berlin
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sekr. MA F-1
Marchstr. 12-14
10587 Berlin

Email: dieter.peitsch@tu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 (030) 314 22878
Fax:   +49 (030) 314 79448

Further Information can be found on  www.la.tu-berlin.de


Research Focus:

The basis for research and teaching at my chair emphasizes on the holistic view on the system ‘Gas Turbine’ for flying and ground based applications. Accounting for the characteristics of turbo modules and all subsystems, the efficiency and the operating regime of this type of complex engines can be assessed. In consequence, experimental and analytical work is performed in the area of flows through turbomachinery with specific focus on unsteady flow phenomena and operability. Furthermore, aspects of the interaction of blade vibrations and the aerodynamics are looked at, covering topics in the area of aeroelasticity and flutter of blades in compressors and turbines. To assess the effects of the detailed processes in the modules of a gas turbine, whole engine performance is simulated, taking into account the secondary air system within the engine as well.

Basically three strategic areas of activities have been defined

  • Steady and unsteady flows in compressors and turbines
  • Whole engine aspects of gas turbines including secondary systems, operation and controls
  • Interaction of turbomachinery aerodynamics with acoustics and structure



Short CV
since 2006
Full Professor at TU Berlin (Chair of Aeroengines)
1996 - 2006
BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH, now Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd.&Co. KG, Derby (U.K.) and Blankenfelde-Mahlow (D)
Head of "Transient Performance and Controls" Lead in "Engine Holistic Design" Head and Technology Owner for "Secondary air, oil and heat management system"
Head of "controls and transmissions engineering"
Promotion (Dr.-Ing.) with a dissertation on aeroelasticity of turbomachinery blades, RWTH Aachen
1990 - 1996
Research Assistant at the Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery, RWTH Aachen
1985 - 1990
Mechanical Engineering with focus on jet engines and turbomachinery, RWTH Aachen
Selected Activites
Consultant for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Elected member of the DFG technical review board 404 "Flow and Piston Engines"
Deputy Speaker of the DFG collaborative research cluster 1029 - TurbIn: "Substantial efficiency increase in gas turbines through direct use of coupled unsteady combustion and flow dynamics"
Managing Director of the Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics of TU Berlin
Five Selected Publications
T. Sauer, D. Peitsch.
Flexibilization of compressor and turbine characteristics for optimized specification in off-design conditions.
International Gas Turbine Congress 2015, Tokyo, Japan, IGTC2015-0095

C. Beselt, M. Eck, D. Peitsch.
Three-Dimensional Flow Field in Highly Loaded Compressor Cascade.
International Gas Turbine Congress 2015, Tokyo, Japan, IGTC2015-0095
L. Malzacher, C. Lyko, D. Peitsch.
Simulation and validation of low pressure turbine transition parameters .
15th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, ISROMAC-15, Honolulu, Hawaii, ISROMAC-TU308 (2014)
J. Dähnert, C. Lyko, D. Peitsch.
Transition mechanisms in laminar separated flow under simulated low pressure turbine aerofoil conditions.
Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, Issue 1, S. 011007-1 - 011007-10 (2013)
C. Tiedemann, A. Heinrich, D. Peitsch.
A new linear high speed compressor stator cascade for active flow control investigations.
6th AIAA Flow Control Conference, New Orleans, USA, AIAA-2012-3251 (2012)




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