Denis Sipp

Research Director at ONERA


Department of Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Acoustics (DAAA)

8 rue des Vertugadins

92190 Meudon



Teaching: link


Instabilities, Turbulent flows, Flow control, Model reduction, Data assimilation, Adjoint methods, Vortex flows, Separated flows, Cavity flows, Bluff bodies. 

Refereed publications:


73/ A. Alomar, A. Nicole, D. Sipp, V. Rialland and F. Vuillot. Reduced-order model of a reacting, turbulent supersonic jet based on proper orthogonal decomposition. Theor. Comp. Fluid Dyn., online, 2020. doi pdf

72/ L. Shaabani-Ardali, D. Sipp and L. Lesshafft. Optimal triggering of jet bifurcation: an example of optimal forcing applied to a time-periodic base flow. J. Fluid Mech., 885, A34, 2020. doi pdf


71/ S. Symon, D. Sipp and B.J. McKeon. A tale of two airfoils: resolvent-based modelling of an oscillator versus an amplifier from an experimental mean. J. Fluid Mech., 881, 51-83, 2019. doi pdf

70/ E. Paladini, O. Marquet, D. Sipp, J.-Ch. Robinet and J. Dandois. J. Dandois. Various approaches to determine active regions in an unstable global mode: application to transonic buffet. J. Fluid Mech., 881, 617-647, 2019. doi pdf

69/ E. Paladini, S. Beneddine, J. Dandois, D. Sipp and J.-Ch. Robinet. Transonic buffet instability: From two-dimensional airfoils to three-dimensional swept wings. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 4, 103906, 2019. doi pdf

68/ S. Symon, D. Sipp, P.J. Schmid and B.J. McKeon. Mean and Unsteady Flow Reconstruction Using Data-Assimilation and Resolvent Analysis. AIAA J., online, 2019. doi pdf

67/ C. Leclercq, F. Demourant, Ch. Poussot-Vassal and D. Sipp. Linear iterative method for closed-loop control of quasiperiodic flows. J. Fluid Mech., 868, 26-65, 2019. doi pdf

66/ N. Bonne, V. Brion, E. Garnier, R. Bur, P. Molton, D. Sipp, & L. Jacquin. Analysis of the two-dimensional dynamics of a Mach 1.6 shock wave/transitional boundary layer interaction using a RANS based resolvent approach. J. Fluid Mech., 862, 1166-1202, 2019. doi pdf

65/ L. Shaabani-Ardali, D. Sipp and L. Lesshafft. Vortex pairing in jets as a global Floquet instability: modal and transient dynamics. J. Fluid Mech., 862, 951-989, 2019. doi pdf

64/ E. Paladini, J. Dandois, D. Sipp, & J. C. Robinet. Analysis and comparison of transonic buffet phenomenon over several three-dimensional wings. AIAA J., 57, 379-396., 2019. doi pdf


63/ L. Shaabani-Ardali, D. Sipp and L. Lesshafft. Time-delayed feedback technique for suppressing instabilities in time-periodic flow. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2, 113904, 2017. doi pdf

62/ S. Beneddine, R. Yegavian, D. Sipp and B. Leclaire. Unsteady flow dynamics reconstruction from mean flow and point sensors: an experimental study. J. Fluid Mech., 824, 174-201, 2017. doi pdf

61/ S. Symon, N. Dovetta, B. McKeon, D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. Data assimilation of mean velocity from 2D PIV measurements of flow over an idealized airfoil. Exp. in Fluids, 58:61, 2017. doi pdf

60/ M. Fosas de Pando, P.J. Schmid and D. Sipp. On the receptivity of aerofoil tonal noise: an adjoint analysis. J. Fluid Mech., 812, 771-791, 2017. doi pdf


59/ M. Fosas de Pando, P. J. Schmid and D. Sipp. Nonlinear model-order reduction for compressible flow solvers using the Discrete Empirical Interpolation Method. J. Comp. Phys., 324, 194-209, 2016. doi pdf

58/ S. Beneddine, D. Sipp, A. Arnault, J. Dandois and L. Lesshafft. Conditions for validity of mean flow stability analysis. J. Fluid Mech., 798, 485-504, 2016. doi pdf

57/ P.J. Schmid and D. Sipp. Linear control of oscillator and amplifier flows. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 040501, 2016. doi pdf

56/ M. Blanchard, P.J. Schmid, D. Sipp and T. Schuller. Pressure wave generation from perturbed premixed flames. J. Fluid Mech., 797, 231-246, 2016. doi pdf

55/ J. Guzman Inigo, D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. Recovery of the inherent dynamics of noise-driven amplifier flows. J. Fluid Mech., 797, 130-145, 2016. doi pdf

54/ D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. Linear Closed-Loop Control of Fluid Instabilities and Noise-Induced Perturbations: A Review of Approaches and Tools. Appl. Mech. Rev., 68(2), 020801, 2016. doi pdf codes

53/ N. Dovetta, P.J. Schmid and D. Sipp. Uncertainty propagation in model extraction by system identification and its implication for control design. J. Fluid Mech., 791, 214-236, 2016. doi pdf


52/ F. Sartor, C. Mettot, R. Bur and D. Sipp. Unsteadiness in transonic shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions: experimental investigation and global stability analysis. J. Fluid Mech., 781, 550-577, 2015. doi pdf

51/ M. Blanchard, T. Schuller, D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. Response analysis of a laminar premixed M-flame to flow perturbations using a linearized compressible Navier-Stokes solver. Phys. Fluids, 27, 043602, 2015. doi pdf

50/ F. Sartor, C. Mettot and D. Sipp. Stability, Receptivity, and Sensitivity Analyses of Buffeting Transonic Flow over a Profile. AIAA J., 53 (7), 1980-1993, 2015. doi pdf

49/ S. Beneddine, C. Mettot and D. Sipp. Global stability analysis of underexpanded screeching jets. Eur. J. Mech. – B/Fluids, 49, 392-399, 2015. doi pdf mov1 mov2 mov3 mov4 mov5 mov6


48/ D.P.G. Foures, N. Dovetta, D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. A data-assimilation method for Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes–driven mean-flow reconstruction. J. Fluid Mech., 759, 404-431, 2014. doi pdf

47/ J. Guzman Inigo, D. Sipp and P.J Schmid. A dynamic observer to capture and control perturbation energy in noise amplifiers. J. Fluid Mech., 758, 728-753, 2014. doi pdf mov1 mov2

46/ S. Cerqueira and D. Sipp. Eigenvalue sensitivity, singular values and discrete frequency selection mechanism in noise amplifiers: the case of flow induced by radial wall injection. J. Fluid Mech., 757, 770-799, 2014. doi pdf

45/ M. Fosas de Pando, P. J. Schmid and D. Sipp. A global analysis of tonal noise in flows around aerofoils. J. Fluid Mech., 754, 5-38, 2014. doi pdf

44/ V. Brion, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Linear dynamics of the Lamb-Chaplygin dipole in the two-dimensional limit. Phys. Fluids, 26, 064103, 2014. doi pdf

43/ C. Mettot, D. Sipp and H. Bézard. Quasi-laminar stability and sensitivity analyses for turbulent flows: Prediction of low-frequency unsteadiness and passive control. Phys. Fluids, 2014. doi pdf

42/ C. Mettot, F. Renac and D. Sipp. Computation of eigenvalue sensitivity to base flow modifications in a discrete framework: Application to open-loop control. J. Comp. Phys., 269, 234-258, 2014. doi, pdf


41/ D. Sipp and P. Schmid. Closed-Loop Control of Fluid Flow: a Review of Linear Approaches and Tools for the Stabilization of Transitional Flows. AerospaceLab J., Issue 6, June 2013. doi, pdf

40/ S. Yamouni, C. Mettot, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Passive Control of Cavity Flows. AerospaceLab J., Issue 6, June 2013. doi, pdf

39/ G. Dergham, D. Sipp and J.-Ch. Robinet. Stochastic dynamics and model reduction of amplifier flows: the backward facing step flow. J. Fluid Mech., 719, 406-430, 2013. doi pdf mov

38/ S. Yamouni, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Interaction between feedback aeroacoustic and acoustic resonance mechanisms in a cavity flow: a global stability analysis. J. Fluid Mech., 717, 134-165, 2013. doi pdf mov1 mov2 mov3

37/ D. Sipp and O. Marquet. Characterization of noise amplifiers with global singular modes: the case of the leading-edge flat-plate boundary layer. Theor. Comp. Fluid Dyn., 27, 617-635, 2013. doi pdf


36/ D. Sipp. Open-loop control of cavity oscillations with harmonic forcings, J. Fluid Mech., 708, 439-468, 2012. doi pdf mov

35/ M. Fosas de Pando,  D. Sipp and P. J. Schmid. Efficient evaluation of the direct and adjoint linearized dynamics from compressible flow solvers. J. Comp. Phys., 231 (23), 7739-7755, 2012. doi pdf

34/ A. Barbagallo, G. Dergham, D. Sipp, P. J. Schmid and J.-Ch. Robinet. Closed-loop control of unsteadiness over a rounded backward-facing step. J. Fluid Mech., 703, 326-362, 2012. doi pdf mov

33/ A. Hervé, D. Sipp, P. J. Schmid and M. Samuelides. A physics-based approach to flow control using system identification. J. Fluid Mech., 702, 26-58, 2012. doi pdf


32/ L. Brandt, D. Sipp, J. Pralits and O. Marquet. Effect of base-flow variation in noise amplifiers: the flat-plate boundary layer, J. Fluid Mech., 687, 503-528, 2011. pdf

31/ A. Barbagallo, D. Sipp and P.J. Schmid. Input-output measures for model reduction and closed-loop control: application to global modes. J. Fluid Mech., 685, 23-53, 2011. pdf

30/ G. Dergham, D. Sipp and J.-Ch. Robinet. Accurate low dimensional models for deterministic fluid systems driven by uncertain forcing. Phys. Fluids, 23, 094101, 2011. pdf

29/ G. Dergham, D. Sipp, J.-Ch. Robinet and Alexandre Barbagallo. Model reduction for fluids using frequential snapshots. Phys. Fluids, 23, 064101, 2011. pdf


28/ Ph. Meliga, D. Sipp and J.-M. Chomaz. Effect of compressibility on the global stability of axisymmetric wake flows. J. Fluid Mech., 660, 499-526, 2010. pdf

27/ Ph. Meliga, D. Sipp and J.-M. Chomaz. Open-loop control of compressible afterbody flows using adjoint methods. Phys. Fluids, 22, 054109, 2010. pdf

26/ D. Sipp, O. Marquet, Ph. Meliga and A. Barbagallo. Dynamics and control of global instabilities in open flows: a linearized approach. Appl. Mech. Rev., 63, 030801, 2010. pdf

25/ B. Leclaire and D. Sipp. A sensitivity study of vortex breakdown onset to upstream boundary conditions. J. Fluid Mech., 645, 81-119, 2010. pdf


24/ A. Barbagallo, D. Sipp and P. Schmid. Closed-loop control of an open cavity flow using reduced order models. J. Fluid Mech., 641, 1-50, 2009. pdf

23/ Ph. Meliga, J.-M. Chomaz  and D. Sipp. Global mode interaction and pattern selection in the wake of a disk: a weakly nonlinear expansion. J. Fluid Mech., 633, 159-189, 2009. pdf

22/ Ph. Meliga, J.-M. Chomaz  and D. Sipp. Unsteadiness in the wake of disks and spheres: Instability, receptivity and control using direct and adjoint global stability analyses. J. Fluids Struct., 25, 601-616, 2009. pdf

21/ Ph. Meliga, D. Sipp and J.-M. Chomaz. Elephant modes and low frequency unsteadiness in a high Reynolds number, transonic afterbody wake. Phys. Fluids, 21, 054105, 2009. pdf

20/ O. Marquet, M. Lombardi, J.-M. Chomaz, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Direct and Adjoint Global Modes of a Recirculation Bubble: Lift-up and Convective Nonnormalities. J. Fluid Mech., 622, 1-21, 2009. pdf 

19/ O. Marquet, D. Sipp, L. Jacquin and J.-M. Chomaz. Multiple timescale and sensitivity analysis for the passive control of the cylinder flow. AIAA p., 2008-4228, 2008. doi pdf 

18/ O. Marquet, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Sensitivity analysis and passive control of the cylinder flow. J. Fluid Mech., 615, 221-252, 2008. pdf

17/ O. Marquet, D. Sipp, J.-M. Chomaz and Laurant Jacquin. Amplifier and resonator dynamics of a low-Reynolds-number recirculation bubble in a global framework. J. Fluid Mech., 605, 373-401, 2008. pdf


16/ Ph. Meliga, D. Sipp and J.-M. Chomaz. Absolute instability in axisymmetric wakes: compressible and density variation effects. J. Fluid Mech., 600, 373-401, 2008. pdf


15/ D. Sipp and A. Lebedev. Global stability of base and mean-flows: a general approach and its applications to cylinder and open cavity flows. J. Fluid Mech., 593, 333-358, 2007. pdf

14/ B. Leclaire, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Near-critical swirling flow in a contracting duct: The case of plug axial flow with solid body rotation. Phys. Fluids, 19, 091701, 2007. pdf

13/ V. Brion, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Optimal amplification of the Crow instability. Phys. Fluids, 19, 111703, 2007. pdf

12/ F. Renac, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Criticality of compressible rotating flows. Phys. Fluids, 19, 018101, 2007. pdf


11/ D. Fabre, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Kelvin waves and the singular modes of the Lamb-Oseen vortex. J. Fluid Mech., 551, 235-274, 2006. pdf


10/ L. Jacquin, David Fabre, D. Sipp and E. Coustols. Unsteadiness, instability and turbulence in trailing vortices. Compt. Rendus. Phys., 6 (4-5) : 399-414, May-June 2005. pdf

9/ D. Sipp, D. Fabre, S. Michelin and L. Jacquin. Stability of a vortex with a heavy core. J. Fluid Mech., 526, 67-76, 2005. pdf

8/ L. Coquart, D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Mixing induced by Rayleigh-Taylor instability in a vortex. Phys. Fluids, 17 (2), 2005. pdf


7/ D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Widnall instabilities in vortex pairs. Phys. Fluids, 15 (7), 1861-1874, 2003. pdf

6/ L. Jacquin, D. Fabre, D. Sipp, V. Theophilis and H. Vollmers. Instability and unsteadiness of aircraft wake vortices. Aerosp. Sci. Tech., 7, 577-593, 2003. pdf


5/ D. Sipp. Weakly nonlinear saturation of short-wave instabilities in a strained Lamb-Oseen vortex. Phys. Fluids, 12 (7), 1715-1729, 2000. pdf

4/ D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Three-dimensional centrifugal-type instabilities of two-dimensional flows in rotating systems. Phys. Fluids, 12 (7), 1740-1748, 2000. pdf

3/ D. Sipp, L. Jacquin and C. Cossu. Self-adaptation and viscous selection in concentrated two-dimensional vortex dipoles. Phys. Fluids, 12 (2), 245-248, 2000. pdf


2/ D. Sipp, E. Lauga and L. Jacquin. Vortices in rotating systems: Centrifugal, elliptic and hyperbolic type instabilities. Phys. Fluids, 11 (12), 3716-3728, 1999. pdf


1/ D. Sipp and L. Jacquin. Elliptic instability in two-dimensional flattened Taylor-Green vortices. Phys. Fluids, 10 (4), 839-849, 1998. pdf