Juergen Kompenhans

Department Experimental Methods

Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology

German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Head of Department (retired)



1976  Doctorate in Physics, University of Goettingen

1972  Diploma in Physics, University of Goettingen


  1. Raffel, Markus; Willert, Christian; Wereley, Steven; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2007): Particle Image Velocimetry - A Practical Guide (2nd Edition), Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, ISBN 978-3-540-72307-3
  2. Kompenhans, Jürgen (2007): Experimental Methods for Multi-diagnostics of Flow Fields in Wind Tunnels.Journal of Visualization, Vol. 10 (1), The Visualization Society of Japan, pp. 25 - 28, ISSN 1343-8875
  3. Konrath, Robert; Klein, Christian; Schröder, Andreas; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2008): Combined application of pressure sensitive paint and particle image velocimetry to the flow above a delta wing. Rockwell, D.; Tropea, C. [Ed.]: Experiments in Fluids, Experimental Methods and their Applications to Fluid Flow, Vol. 44 (3), Springer Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 357 - 366, ISSN 0723-4864 (print), 1432-1114 (online), DOI: 10.1007/s00348-007-0445-5
  4. Schröder, Andreas; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2004): Investigation of a turbulent spot using multi-plane stereo PIV. In: Experiments in Fluids, Special Issue, 36, Springer Verlag, ISBN 348-003-0644-7
  5. Panigrahi, Pradipta Kumar; Schröder, Andreas; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2008): Turbulent structures and budgets behind permeable ribs. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Science Direct (32), ELSEVIER, S. 1011 - 1033, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2007.11.019
  6. Panigrahi, Praditpa K.; Schröder, Andreas; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2006): PIV investigation of flow behind surface mounted permeable ribs. Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 40, Springer-Verlag GmbH, S. 277 - 300, ISSN 0723-4864 Paper, DOI: 10.1007/s00348-005-0067-8
  7. Dubnishchev, Yuri N. und Chugui, Yuri N. und Kompenhans, Jürgen (2010) Laser Doppler Visualization of 2D Velocity Fields with Minimization Dependence from Multi–Particle Scattering. Scientific. Net: Materials Science, Vol. 437, pp. 247-252. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. DOI: 10.4028/ ISBN 0-87849-273-9
  8. Kompenhans, Jürgen; Agocs, Janos; Egami, Yasuhiro; Engler, Rolf; Fey, Uwe; Frahnert, Holger; Groot, Klaus de; Henne, Ulrich; Kirmse, Tania; Klein, Christian; Klinge, Falk; Konrath, Robert; Mattner, Hartmut; Otter, Dirk; Pallek, Dieter; Sachs, Werner; Schröder, Andreas; Stasicki, Boleslaw (2006): Recent developments of image based measurement methods for application to transonic flows in industrial wind tunnels.ZHU, Zi-qiang [Ed.]: Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, EWHSFF2005, Vol. 19 (No. 2), AAAS, S. 115 - 125, ISBN CN 11-1732/V, ISSN 1000-9361
  9. Zhang, Yonggang; Shen, Gongxin; Schröder, Andreas; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2006): Influence of some recording parameters on digital holography particle image velocimetry. Optical Engineering, Holography, Vol. 45 (7), Spie - The Journal of The International Society for Optical Engineering, P. 075801-1 - 075801-10, DOI: 10.1117/1.2227074
  10. Kompenhans, Jürgen (2010) Industrial Applications of Image Based Measurement Techniques in Aerodynamics – Problems, Progress and Future Needs. Scientific.Net: Materials Science, Vol. 437, pp. 126-130. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. DOI: 10.4028/ ISBN 0-87849-273-9
  11. Konrath, Robert und Schlager, Benedikt und Kirmse, Tania und Kompenhans, Jürgen und Möller, Thorsten und Wokoeck, Ralf und Emge, M. und Radespiel, Rolf (2010) Simultaneous Measurements of Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads, Flow Velocity Fields, Position and Wing Deformations of MAVs in Plunging Motion. In: New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics VII Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Vol. 112. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 331-338. ISBN 978-3-642-14242-0. ISSN 1612-2909
  12. Geisler, Reinhard und Schröder, Andreas und Staack, Karsten und Kompenhans, Jürgen und Elsinga, Gerrit E. und Scarano, Fulvio und Poelma, Christian und Wieneke, Bernhard und Michaelis, Dirk (2009) Tomographic PIV for investigation of unsteady flows with high spatial and temporal resolution. In: Imaging Measurement Methods in Flow Analysis Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Vol. 106. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 73-82. ISBN 978-3-642-01105-4
  13. Kompenhans, Jürgen (2006): Modern image based experimental methods for applicationin fluid dynamics.In: Liebe, R.; SIEMENS Power Gerneration [Ed.]: Flow Phenomena Nature, Flow Phenomena in Nature, Inspiration, Learning and Application, Volume 2 (Chapter 7), WIT Press, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK, pp. 667 - 697, ISBN 978- 1-84564-095-3, ISSN 1478-0585
  14. Kompenhans, Jürgen; Schröder, Andreas; Engler, Rolf; Klinge, Falk; Stasicki, Boleslaw (2006): Development and Application of Advanced Experimental Methods for Multidisciplinary Problems.In: Bugeda, G.; Courty, J. C.; Guilliot, A.; Hölt, R.; Marini, M.; Nguyen, T.; Périaux, J.; Schwamborn, Dieter [Ed.]: CIMNE A Series of Handbooks on Theory and Engineering Applications of Computational Methods, Barcelona, Verification and Validation Methods for Challenging Multiphysics Problems (B-43966-2006), International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 08034 Barcelona, Spain, pp. 33 - 55, ISBN 84-96736-00-8
  15. Raffel, Markus; Willert, Christian; Kompenhans, Jürgen; Loose, Sigfried; Bosbach, Johannes (2004): Measurement of unsteady flow fields. In: Wiedemann, Jochen; Hucho, Wolf-Heinrich [ED.]: Unsteady Flow Effects, Progress in Vehicle Aerodynamics, 3, Expert Verlag, pp. 177 - 191, ISBN 3-8169-2380-1
  16. Stanislas, Michel; Westerweel, Jerry; Kompenhans, Jürgen (2004): Proceedings of the EUROPIV 2 Workshop held in Zaragoza, Spain, March 31 - April 1, 2003. Stanislas, Michel; Westerweel, Jerry; Kompenhans, Jürgen [Ed.]: Particle Image Velocimetry: Recent Improvements, Particle Image Velocimetry: Recent Improvements, Springer - Verlag Berlin Heidelberg NewYork, ISBN 3-540-21423-2

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