Fabian Key

M. Sc.

Research Associate

Fabian Key
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems


Building: Rogowski

Room: 221

Schinkelstraße 2

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99916
Fax: +49 241 80 99910

About me

04/2014 - 03/2016

M.Sc. Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Thesis: "Stabilisation and Efficiency Enhancement of Spline Based Numerical Methods for Fluid Structure Interaction"

Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen University

10/2010 - 03/2014

B.Sc. Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

External Thesis: "Investigation of an Adjoint Method for Shape Optimization of Conjugate Heat Transfer Problems"

Software and Tools for Computational Engineering, RWTH Aachen University and Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg

  3D packaging machine Fabian Key


My research interests are

  • Mesh update methods in the context of space-time FEM formulations
  • Simulation of multicomponent flows
  • Reduced-order modelling



Semester Course
Winter 2017/18 Simulation Methods for Distributed Systems

Completed Student Projects

  • "Fluid Simulation of Packaging Machines: Geometry Simplifications and the Stabilized Finite Element Method", D. Duda, S. Kox, Project Thesis, September 2017
  • "Numerical Study of Various Coupling Conditions in a Partitioned Solution Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction", P. Legran, Bachelor Thesis, March 2017

Student project offers


Journal Article

The Virtual Ring Shear-Slip Mesh Update Method
Published in: Computers & fluids (2018)

Contribution to a Conference Proceedings

Flow Simulation Inside Packaging Machines: Moving Interface Problems
Published in: [6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics & 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECCM 6 & ECFD 7, 2018-06-11 - 2018-06-15, Glasgow, United Kingdom] (2018)
Deforming Domain Problems with Translational Movement: Flow Simulation inside a Packaging Machine
Published in: YIC 2017 : 4th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference and PhD Olympiad : 13 - 15 September 2017, Milano, Italy (2017)
Deforming-Domain Problems Related to Packaging Machines: Mesh-Update Method and Flow Simulation
Published in: 7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry : Proceedings : 11 - 13 October 2017, Stuttgart, Germany / Editors: Malte von Scheven, Marc-André Keip, Nils Karajan (2017)