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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simona Silvestri
Room: 23b
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Consultation Time: by appointment
   

Curriculum vitae 
Position: Head of Institut

Education:
11/2011-092019  Docotor of Philosophy Student (PH.D)
„Investigation on Heat Transfer and Injector Design Criteria for
Methane/Oxygen Rocket Combustion Chambers“
Grade: Summa Cum Laude, Chair of Turbomachine and Flight
Propulsion, TUM, Germany
03/2008-06/2011 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in the context of the
European Master Course in Aeronautics and Space Technologies
Grade: 110/110 Points with honors, Universitá di Pisa, Italy
12/2007-03/2008 Bachelor of Science Degree Thesis
“Development of Numerical Performance Models of American
Launchers”, Sitael S.p.A (ehem. Alta), Pisa, Italy
10/2004-03/2008 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineerinh
Grade: 103/110 Points, Universitá di Pisa, Italy
Qualification: 
since 05/2023
Head of Institute of Space Systems, TU Braunschweig
05/2021-04/2023
Electronic Warfare TEchnology Group Focal Point, Airbus Defence and Space, Manching
09/2019-04/2019
Project Manager and Technology Coordinator EW, Airbus Defence and Space, Manchin
02/2018-08/2019 System Engineer Valve Development and Testing, ATG Europe/Modis, Assiggned to ArianeGroup, Ottobrunn
11/2011-10/2017 Scientific Researcher, Chair of Turbomachine and Flight Propulsion, TU München
Professional Memberships:

 

Selection of scientific publications:
 
 
Dissertation:
 
Silvestri, S, “Investigation on Heat Transfer and Injector Design Criteria for Methane/Oxygen Rocket Combustion Chambers”. Ph.D. Thesis, ISBN: 978-3-8439-4218-8, 2019.
 
Journals:
 
Silvestri, S., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Celano, M.P., Haidn, O.J., “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Multi-Injector GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber, Transactions of the JSASS, Aerospace Technology Japan, Vol. 16, pp.374-381, 2018
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Suslov, D., Haidn, O.J.,
“Gaseous Film Cooling Investigation and Model Assessment in a Sub-scale Single Element GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, Transactions of the JSASS, Aerospace Technology Japan, Vol. 14 (2016), January 2017
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J., Knab, O.,
“Investigation on Recess Variation of a Shear Coax Injector for a Single Element GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, Transactions of the JSASS, Aerospace Technology Japan, Vol. 14 (2016), p.Pa_13-Pa_20, December 2016
Höglauer, C., Kniesner, B., Knab, O., Schlieben, G., Kirchberger, C., Silvestri S., Haidn, O.J.,
„Modeling and Simulation of a GOX/Kerosene Subscale Rocket Combustion Chamber with Film Cooling”, CEAS Space Journal, DOI 10.1007/s12567-015-0096-y, 2015
 
Chapter in Books:

Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Schlieben, G., Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J.,
"Injector Characterization for a GOX-GCH4 Single Element Combustion Chamber", in EUCASS Advances in Aerospace Sciences, Progress in Propulsion Physics Vol. 9, edited by Max Calabro, Luigi DeLuca, Sergey M. Frolov, Luciano Galfetti, Oskar Haidn, ISBN 975-5-94588-191-4, Torus Press, Moscow, pp. 319-338, 2016
 
Conferences:
 
Haidn, O.J., Bauer, C., Hong, Y., Luo, M., Roth, C., Silvestri. S., Slavinskaya, N.A., “Methane/Oxygen Combustion for Rocket Engine Applications”, 2nd Joint Conference of Aerospace Propulsion in China (JCAP), Dalian, China, August 23-26, 2017
Haidn, O.J., Bauer, C., Luo, M., Silvestri. S., Daimon, Y., Slavinskaya, N.A.,
“Green Propulsion: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Methane/Oxygen Combustors”, Munich Aerospace Summit: Green Aerospace, Munich, Germany, June 26-28, 2017
Haidn, O.J., Celano, M.P., Roth, C., Silvestri. S., Daimon, Y., Slavinskaya, N.A.,
“On Methane / Oxygen Combustion for Rocket Propulsion Applications”, 2nd Int. Conference on Combustion Science and Processes, Barcelona, Spain, April 7-8, 2017
Haidn, O.J., Celano, M.P., Luo, M., Roth, C., Silvestri, S., Slavinskaya, N.A.,
“On Methane/Oxygen Combustion for Rocket Applications”, Int. Symposium on Innovation and Prospects of Liquid Propulsion Technology, Xi’an, China, September 4-6, 2016
 
 
Conference Papers:
 
Silvestri, S., Bauer, C., Lungu, P., O.J., O. Knab, “Axial and Azimuthal Heat Load Distribution in 7-Injector GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 2018 Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA 2018-4552, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2018
Daimon, Y., Negishi, H., Silvestri, S., Haidn, O.J., Conjugated Combustion and Heat Transfer Simulation for a 7-Element GOX/GCH4 Rocket Combustor”, 2018 Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA 2018-4553, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2018
Daimon, Y., Negishi, H., Tani, H., Terashima, H., Silvestri, S., Haidn, O.,
“Comparison Study of Combustion Flow Fields and Heat Transfer Characteristics between GCH4/GO2 Single- and Multi-Element Combustion Chambers”, Space Propulsion Conference 2018, Seville, Spain, 2018
Silvestri, S., Winter, F., Garulli, M., Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J., O. Knab,
“Investigation on Recess Variation of a Shear Coax Injector in a GOX/GCH4 Rectangular Combustion Chamber with Optical Access”, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Milano, Italy, July 3- 6, 2017
Winter, F., Silvestri, S, Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J.,
“High-speed and Emission Imaging of a Coaxial Single Element GOX/CH4 Rocket Combustion Chamber”, 7th European Conference on Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Milano, Italy, July 3-6, 2017
Silvestri, S., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Celano, M.P., Haidn, O.J.,
“Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Multi-Injector GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 31st ISTS, Matsuyama, June 3-9, 2017
Roth, C., Silvestri, S., Perakis, N., Haidn, O., “Experimental and numerical investigation of flow and combustion in a single element rocket combustor using GH2/GOX and GCH4/GOX as propellants”, 31st ISTS, Matsuyama, June 3-9, 2017
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Bauer, C., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J.,
“Comparison of a single and multi-injector GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 52nd JPC, Salt Lake City, USA, July 25-27, 2016
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J.,
“Characterization of a Multi-Injector GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 52nd JPC, Salt Lake City, USA, July 25-27, 2016
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Knab, O., Haidn, O.J.,
“Test Activities on Single Element Combustion Chambers using GOX/GCH4 as propellants.”, French-German Joint Meeting on Rocket Propulsion, Toulouse, May 24-25, 2016
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Haidn, O.J., Kirchberger, C., Suslov, D.I.,
“Overview of Test Activities at the Institut of Flight Propulsion at TUM”, French-German Joint Meeting on Rocket Propulsion, Toulouse, May 24-25, 2016
Silvestri. S., Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Knab, O., Haidn, O.J.,
“Experimental Investigation on Recess Variation of a Shear Coax Injector in a GOX-GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, Space Propulsion, Rome 2016
Celano, M.P., Kirchberger, C., Silvestri. S., Suslov, D.I., Knab, O., Haidn, O.J.,
“Model Assessment for Gaseous Film Cooling in a Subscale Single Element CH4/GOX Combustion Chamber: Steady State Simulation and Validation”, Space Propulsion, Rome 2016
Daimon, Y., Terashima, H., Negishi, H., Celano, M.P., Silvestri. S., Haidn, O.J.,
“Combustion Modeling Study for a CH4/GOX single element combustion chamber: Steady State Simulation and Validation”, SP2016_3125263, Space Propulsion, Rome 2016
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Haidn, O.J., Knab, O.,
“Investigation on Recess Variation of a Shear Coax Injector for a Single Element GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 30th ISTS, Kobe, June, 4-10, 2015
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Kirchberger, C., Schlieben, G., Suslov, D., Haidn, O.J.,
“Gaseous Film Cooling Investigation and Model Assessment in a Sub-scale Single Element GOX/GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, 30th ISTS, Kobe, July, 4-10, 2015
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Haidn, O.J., Knab, O.,
“Comparison of Single Element Rocket Combustion Chambers with Round an Square Cross Sections”, 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Krakov, Poland, June 28-July 3, 2015
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Perakis, N, Schily, F., Haidn, O.J.,
“Heat Flux Evaluation Methods for a Single Element Heat Sink Chamber”, 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Krakov, Poland, June 28-July 3, 2015
Silvestri, S., Celano, M.P., Schlieben, G., Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J.,
Characterization of a GOX-GCH4 Single Element Combustion Chamber, Space Propulsion 2014, May 2014, 19-22, Cologne, Germany
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Schlieben, G. Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J., Menon, S.,
Numerical and experimental investigation for a GOX-GCH4 shear-coaxial injector element, Space Propulsion 2014, 19-22 May 2014, Cologne, Germany
Celano, M.P., Silvestri, S., Schlieben, G., Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J.,
"Injector Characterization for a GOX-GCH4 Single Element Combustion Chamber", 5th EUCASS Symposium, Munich, Germany, 1-5 July 2013
 
Reports of Projects sponsored by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
 

Silvestri, S., Haidn, O.J., „Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Multi-Injector GOX-GCH4 Combustion Chamber”, in SFB-TR40 Annual 2016 Report, C. Stemmer, N.A. Adams, R. Radespiel, T. Sattelmayer, W. Schröder, B. Weigand (Hrsg.), Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik, TU München, 2017
Silvestri, S., Riedmann, H., Knab, O., Haidn, O.J.,
„Characterization of a Multi-Injector GOX/CH4 Combustion Chamber, in SFB-TR40 Annual 2016 Report, C. Stemmer, N.A. Adams, R. Radespiel, T. Sattelmayer, W. Schröder, B. Weigand (Hrsg.), Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik, TU München, 2016
Silvestri, S., Riedmann, H., Knab, O., Haidn, O.J.,
„Comparison of Single Element Combustion Chambers with Round and Square Cross Section, in SFB-TR40 Annual 2015 Report, C. Stemmer, N.A. Adams, R. Radespiel, T. Sattelmayer, W. Schröder, B. Weigand (Hrsg.), Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik, TU München, 2015
Silvestri, S., Schlieben, G., Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J., Knab. O.,
„FiIm Cooling and Heat Transfer in Rocket Combustion Chambers“, in SFB-TR40 Annual 2014 Report, C. Stemmer, N.A. Adams, R. Radespiel, T. Sattelmayer, W. Schröder, B. Weigand (Hrsg.), Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik, TU München, 2014
Höglauer, C., Knab, O., Schlieben, G., Silvestri, S., Kirchberger, C., Haidn, O.J.,
„Heat Transfer and Film Cooling in Rocket Combustion Chambers“, in SFB-TR40 Annual 2013 Report, C. Stemmer, N.A. Adams, R. Radespiel, T. Sattelmayer, W. Schröder, B. Weigand (Hrsg.), Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik, TU München, 2013