Course Outline (Preliminary)

Monday, March 6, 2023

  • Welcome by Lars Koop, Head of Department of Experimantal Methods, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology.
  • General overview, physical and historical background
  • Intensity based PSP/TSP
  • Lifetime based PSP
  • Practical session I


  • Paint types and properties
  • Basic photo molecular chemistry
  • Basics of unsteady PSP
  • Advanced techniques (from angular effects, deformation to pixel wise calibration)
  • Practical session II


  • Principle of Temperature-Sensitive Paint (TSP) and its Application in Aerodynamic Testing
  • Current challenges to increase the application fields of PSP/TSP techniques
  • Camera systems and their properties
  • Noise reduction and image filtering
  • Practical session III


  • Practical session IV
  • Advanced Analysis of TSP data
  • Open session for Software Solutions
  • Future aspects of PSP technique
  • Final discussion and assessment

Practical sessions

  • PSP and TSP coating techniques
  • Optical filter transmission + Characterisation of PSP/TSP samples
  • Application of PSP in a low speed wind tunnel
  • Combination of fast-response PSP and Acoustics
The participants are invited to prepare a poster to present their special interest in PSP or TSP which also can be helpful for discussions with experts about special technical aspects.