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Division TME

Homepage of TME division

Welcome at our division!

Welcome to the website of the Division of Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion (TME) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Research Groups


Doctoral theses can be downloaded from the doctorates page.


Division meetings

At the TME division meeting PhD students of the division get the floor to present their research work to a broader public that is well acquainted with energy related research topics. The meeting takes place every two weeks during the lecturing period. Presentations are held at the department of Mechanical Engineering (Celestijnenlaan 300, 3001 Leuven, Room 02.30).

Presentations for this semester are: new presentations to be announced in September 2015.


Recent papers


An overview of all publications can be found on our publication page.

  • Blommaert, M., Dekeyser, W., Baelmans, T., Gauger, N., Reiter, D. (2015). An automated approach to magnetic divertor configuration design. Nuclear Fusion. accepted

  • Gielen, R., Van Oevelen, T., Baelmans, T. (2014). Challenges associated with Second Law design in engineering. International Journal of Energy Research, 38 (12), 1501-1512.

  • Poncelet, K., Delarue, E., Duerinck, J., Six, D., D'haeseleer, W. (2014). The importance of integrating the variability of renewables in long-term energy planning models. BAEE Research Workshop. Erasmus University Rotterdam, 18 September 2014
  • Dekeyser, W., Reiter, D., Baelmans, T. (2014). Automated divertor target design by adjoint shape sensitivity analysis and a one-shot method. Journal of Computational Physics, 278, 117-132.

  • Sourbron, M., Helsen, L. (2014). Sensitivity analysis of feedback control for concrete core activation and impact on installed thermal production power. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7 (5), 309-325.

  • De Rijcke, S., Driesen, J., Meyers, J. (2014). Power smoothing in large wind farms using optimal control of rotating kinetic energy reserves. Wind Energy, we.1790

  • Maggioni, F., Oprins, H., Beyne, E., De Wolf, I., Baelmans, T. (2014). Convolution Based Steady State Compact Thermal Model for 3D Integrated Circuits: Methodology for Including the Thermal Impact of Die to Die Interconnections. Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15 August 10-15, 2014, Kyoto, Japan. International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15. Kyoto, 10-15 August 2014 Begell House.

  • Buckinx, G., Baelmans, T. (2014). Towards a general spatial averaging procedure for multi-scale modeling in heat transfer devices with repetitive fin structures. Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15. International Heat Transfer Conference. Kyoto, 10-15 August 2014 ( 1234).

  • Wilton, E., Delarue, E., D'haeseleer, W., van Sark, W. (2014). Reconsidering the capacity credit of wind power: application of cumulative prospect theory. Renewable Energy: An International Journal, 68, 752-760.

  • Bruninx, K., Delarue, E. (2014). A statistical description of the error on wind power forecasts for probabilistic reserve sizing. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 5 (3), 995-1002.