Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Luedeke
My name is Heinrich Luedeke and I am a researcher at the spacecraft branch of the DLR (see www.dlr.de), which is the German aerospace center. I was born in 1969 and have a family with two wonderful and challenging sons of the ages of six and eleven. I finished my PHD thesis at the DLR in 2002 and worked in many different projects for re-entry vehicles and launchers. One of my main issues is the simulation of turbulent wake flows at rocket launchers like the ARIANE-5. this year I am a visitor at the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, where I am working on direct numerical simulations of transition mechanisms in supersonic ramp-flows. This last topic is the reason for my extensive calculations on Iridis.