Dr.ir. W.P.J. (Wilfried) Visser

Dr.ir. W.P.J. (Wilfried) Visser

Research profile

Degrees

1983 - M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology

2015 - Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Biography

Dr. Wilfried Visser is private consultant with over 30 years of experience in aircraft propulsion, gas turbine and energy technology. Since 1998 he is part-time lecturer at Propulsion and Power. Besides coaching MSc and PhD students he has run the AE4203 (formerly wb4421) ‘Gas turbine simulation and application’ course since 1999 and contributed to the AE4238 ‘Aero engine technology’ course. He has worked 18 years at NLR National Aerospace Laboratory on aero engine design and aircraft propulsion system performance analysis and simulation. He has developed the GSP Gas turbine Simulation Program (www.gspteam.com), a flexible object-oriented modelling tool for both aero engines and industrial gas turbines, widely recognized and used in the gas turbine community. At MTT Micro Turbine Technology, he has led the development of a 3kW micro turbine for Combined Heat and Power applications. His work has resulted in over 35 publications. Currently, his work is focused on the development of advanced system modelling tools. He is a member of ASME IGTI and the chair of the IGTI Aircraft Engine Committee. Wilfried is married with Anne-Marie and has two children. His hobbies include Judo and (reading) history. He is a certified Judo instructor, holding the 4th Dan.

Experience

1982-1984 Stork Werkspoor Diesel, modelling, simulation and design optimization of medium speed marine Diesel engines

1984-1986 Royal Dutch Army Military Service (draft, reserve officer), managing test programs of military vehicles

1986-2004 National Aerospace Laboratory NLR Amsterdam, aircraft propulsion performance and simulation

2004-2006 Delta  Consult/ SKF Asset Management Services, development and marketing of industrial maintenance engineering tools and methods

2006-2015 MTT Micro Turbine Technology, CTO, leading development of MTT's 3kW Micro Turbine for CHP applications

1999- Delft University, Part-time lecturer, Aircraft propulsion and gas turbine technology, performance and simulation

2015-  Consultant for power and propulsion technology 

Biography

Dr. Wilfried Visser is private consultant with over 30 years of experience in aircraft propulsion, gas turbine and energy technology. Since 1998 he is part-time lecturer at Propulsion and Power. Besides coaching MSc and PhD students he has run the AE4203 (formerly wb4421) ‘Gas turbine simulation and application’ course since 1999 and contributed to the AE4238 ‘Aero engine technology’ course. He has worked 18 years at NLR National Aerospace Laboratory on aero engine design and aircraft propulsion system performance analysis and simulation. He has developed the GSP Gas turbine Simulation Program (www.gspteam.com), a flexible object-oriented modelling tool for both aero engines and industrial gas turbines, widely recognized and used in the gas turbine community. At MTT Micro Turbine Technology, he has led the development of a 3kW micro turbine for Combined Heat and Power applications. His work has resulted in over 35 publications. Currently, his work is focused on the development of advanced system modelling tools. As a member of ASME IGTI, he is active in the  Aircraft Engine Committee organization of the annual Turbo Expo conference. Wilfried is married with Anne-Marie and has two children. His hobbies include reading Judo and (reading) history. He also is a certified and active Judo instructor, holding the 4th Dan.

Hobbies

Sports:  judo (4th dan, certified instructor)

Information technology

History of the 20th century

Expertise

  • Gas turbine and aircraft propulsion technology

  • System simulation technology & software development

  • UAV propulsion

  • Energy system condition monitoring technology

Awards

ASME IGTI Aircraft Engine Committee 2015 Best Paper Award (‘Modeling Thermal Effects on Performance of small Gas Turbines’, GT2015-42744)

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