Vrije Universiteit Brussel

ir. Willem Deconinck

Researcher, PhD candidate

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Triomflaan 43 - Room TL43/1.10
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 6292399
Fax: +32 2 6292880


Willem Deconinck (1983) became Electromechanical Engineer at the VUB in 2006. He then studied to achieve a Master of Applied Science in 2008 at the University of Toronto, Institute of Aerospace Studies. His thesis Design and Application of Discrete Explicit Filters for Large Eddy Simulation of Compressible Turbulent Flows, further sparked his interest in continuing academic research. In 2009, he became PhD candidate at the VUB Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics Research Group, funded by a personal grant from the IWT.

Willem Deconinck is currently Lead Architect Developer for the Coolfluid 3 project. Coolfluid is a scientific software framework designed for the implementation of simulation techniques related to fluid dynamics, supporting multi-physics simulations, on high-performance computing clusters.

Current Research interests include:

  • Computational Aeroacoustics, Linearized Euler Equations
  • High-order Spectral Difference method
  • Large Eddy Simulation
  • High-Performance Numerics and Scientific software development


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