Dr.-Ing. Robinson Perić


Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory (M8)
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4 (C)
D-21073 Hamburg
Room C5.026



Phone: +49 40 42878 6031

E-mail: robinson.peric(at)tuhh(dot)de

URL: http://www.tuhh.de/fds/staff/



Schooling in Germany.

2008 - 2011
B.Sc., Computational Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
2011 - 2013
M.Sc., Theoretical Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
PhD student at Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
Post-Doctoral Researcher at Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)


Major Areas of Interest & Expertise


  •  Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), incl. RANS, LES, DNS
  •  Flow simulations with free-surface waves, incl. wave energy conversion and rogue waves
  •  Numerical wave generation and wave damping using source terms, especially `forcing zones' and `relaxation zones'
  •  Turbulence and aerodynamics, incl. airflow in respirators


Student theses and appointments


Bachelor, Project and Master theses are possible on all topics related to fluid mechanics, especially regarding analytical and computational fluid dynamics. Thesis topics are developed with the students based on their research interest. Please write an email to make an appointment.




  • Berndt, J. C., Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Improved Simulation of Flows with Free-Surface Waves by Optimizing the Angle Factor in the HRIC Interface-Sharpening Scheme
    Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 909-920, 2021.Available online at www.jafmonline.net, ISSN 1735-3572, EISSN 1735-3645.DOI: 10.47176/jafm.14.03.32062. Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/9114
  • Contributions to Sect. 9.12.3-9.12.5 in el Moctar B.O., Schellin T.E., Söding H.
    Numerical Methods for Seakeeping Problems
    Springer, Cham, 2021. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62561-0_9
  • Gosda, R., Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Simulation of Linear and Non-Linear Dynamics of Tip-Vortex Cavities with a Panel Method Using Explicit Relaxation Zones
    11th International Symposium on Cavitation CAV2021, May 10–13, 2021, Daejon, Korea
  • Perić, R., Vukčević, V., Abdel-Maksoud, M., Jasak, H.
    Optimizing Wave-Generation and -Damping In 3D-Flow Simulations When Using Implicit Relaxation-Zones
    6th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 25-28 April, 2021
  • Perić, R., Vukčević, V., Abdel-Maksoud, M., Jasak, H.
    Optimizing wave-generation and wave-damping in 3D-flow simulations with implicit relaxation-zones
    Coastal Engineering, 171, 104035, 2021. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.104035


  • Perić, R., Perić, M.
    Analytical and numerical investigation of the airflow in face masks used for protection against COVID-19 virus -- implications for mask design and usage
    Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (JAFM), Volume 13, Number 6, pages 1911-1923. Download link: http://jafmonline.net/JournalArchive/download?file_ID=54185&issue_ID=1009
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Reducing Undesired Wave Reflection at Domain Boundaries in 3D Finite Volume–Based Flow Simulations via Forcing Zones
    Journal of Ship Research, Volume 64, Nr. 1. DOI: doi.org/10.5957/jsr.2020.64.1.23
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Analytical estimate of the reflection coefficient for forcing zones
    in 3D-flow simulations with nonlinear free-surface waves

    33rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Osaka, Japan, 18 October - 23 October 2020


  • Perić, R.
    Minimizing undesired wave reflection at the domain boundaries in flow simulations with forcing zones
    Doctoral Dissertation at Technische Universität Hamburg, Schriftenreihe Schiffbau, Vol. 713. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2394
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Damping of Non-Linear and Irregular Long-Crested Free-SurfaceWaves Using Forcing Zones
    Proc. 11th International Workshop on Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics, Hamburg, Germany, September 22-25, 2019.


  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Analytical prediction of reflection coefficients for wave absorbing layers in flow simulations of regular free-surface waves
    Ocean Engineering, 147, 132-147
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Influence of choice of boundary treatment for 3D flow simulations with free-surface waves
    Proc. 21st Numerical Towing Tank Symposium (NuTTS), Cortona, Italy
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Reducing undesired wave reflection at domain boundaries in 3D finite-volume-based flow simulations via forcing zones
    32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Hamburg, Germany
  • Krieger, V., Perić, R., Jovanović, J., Lienhart, H., Delgado, A.
    Toward design of the antiturbulence surface exhibiting maximum drag reduction effect
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 850, 262-303



  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Predicting the reflection coefficients of wave damping zones before running the flow simulations
    Proc. 20th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium (NuTTS), Wageningen, Netherlands



  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Reliable damping of free-surface waves in numerical simulations
    Ship Technology Research, 63:1, 1-13, 2016
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Damping of Free Surface Waves - State of the Art and Future Developments
    Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, France, 2016
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Numerische Strömungssimulation zur Bewertung von Unsicherheiten in experimentellen Untersuchungen aufgrund von Wellenreflexionen
    Jahrbuch Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft, Springer



  • Perić, R., Hoffmann, N., Chabchoub, A.
    Initial wave breaking dynamics of Peregrine-type rogue waves: A numerical and experimental study
    European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, Volume 49, Pages 71–76, 2015.
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Assessment of Uncertainty Due to Wave Reflections in Experiments via Numerical Flow Simulations
    Proceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Kona, Hawaii Big Island, USA, 2015.
  • Perić, R., Abdel-Maksoud, M.
    Generation of free-surface waves by localized source terms in the continuity equation
    Ocean Engineering, 109, 567–579, 2015.
  • Feder, D.-F., Perić, R., Abel-Maksoud, M.
    Conservation of the Characteristics of a Propeller Tip Vortex
    18th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium. September 2015.


  • Chabchoub, A., Perić R., Hoffmann, N.
    Dynamics of unstable Stokes waves: a numerical and experimental study
    Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), San Francisco, USA, 2014.


  • Perić, R.
    Internal Generation of Free Surface Waves and Application to Bodies in Cross Sea
    Master Thesis, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory. Supervisor: Prof. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud.
  • Perić, R.
    Applications of wave generation inside solution domain of simulations based on Navier-Stokes equations
    16th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Mühlheim/Germany, 2013.



  • Enger, S., Perić, M., Perić, R.
    Simulation of Flow Around KCS-Hull
    Gothenburg 2010: A Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics, Gothenburg.