Dr.-Ing. Yoshiyuki Sakai

Scientific Employee

Technische Universität München,
Fachgebiet Hydromechanik
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

E-Mail: Yoshiyuki.Sakai@tum.de
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Room: 0768
Office hours: by agreement


Curriculum vitae

since 2017 postdoctoral researcher at Chair of Hydromechanics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
2013-2016 PhD candidate at Institute for Hydromechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012 visiting researcher at EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, the U.K.
2012 external Master's thesis student at Institute of Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Intern student at MTU Aero Engines, Munich, Germany
2010-2012 MSc student in Computational Science and Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
2007-2010 BEng student in Aero and Astronautics, University of Southampton, Southampton, the U.K.
2006 Foundation Year, University of Bath, Bath, the U.K.
2004 High School Diploma, Hakata Seisho High School, Fukuoka, Japan



  • CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid and Transport Mechanism


Field of research:

  • Wall-bounded flow, duct turbulence, coherent structures
  • Computational fluid dynamics, direct numerical simulations
  • Scientific computing, high-performance computing



  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Manhart, Michael: Direct numerical simulation of the distribution of floating microplastic particles in an open channel flow. Applied Research, 2023 more…


  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Manhart, Michael: Why Velocity Overshoots in Accelerating Porous Media Flow. Proceedings of TSFP-12 (2022) Osaka, 2022 more…


  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Manhart, Michael: Consistent Flow Structure Evolution in Accelerating Flow Through Hexagonal Sphere Pack. Flow, Turbul. Combust., 2020 more…


  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Manhart, Michael: Development of Crossflow Structures in Accelerating Sphere-pack Flow. ERCOFTAC Workshop Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 12 (DLES12), 2019 more…
  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Mendez, Sandra; Strandenes, Håkon; Ohlerich, Martin; Pasichnyk, Igor; Allalen, Momme; Manhart, Michael: Performance Optimisation of the Parallel CFD Code MGLET across Different HPC Platforms. Proc. Platf. Adv. Sci. Comput. Conf. - PASC '19, ACM Press, 2019 more…


  • Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Manhart, Michael: DNS of transient close-packed porous media flow: From Darcy to chaotic flow regime. 12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, 2018 more…


  • Sakai, Y.; Uhlmann, M.; Kawahara, G.: Aspect Ratio Dependence of Secondary Motions in Marginally Turbulent Open Duct Flow. 16th European Turbulence Conference, 2017 more…


  • Sakai, Y.: Coherent structures and secondary motions in open duct flow, Doctral dissertation. In: , 2016 more…
  • Sakai, Y.; Uhlmann, M.: High-resolution numerical analysis of turbulent flow in straight ducts with rectangular cross-section. High Perform. Comput. Sci. Eng. ‘15, 2016 more…


  • Sakai, Y.; Uhlmann, M.; Kawahara, G.: High-resolution Numerical Analysis of Turbulent Flow in Straight Ducts with Rectangular Cross-section. 15th European Turbulence Conference, 2015 more…


  • Sakai, Y.: High-resolution Numerical Analysis of Turbulent Flow in Straight Ducts with Rectangular Cross-section. 7th European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2014 more…


  • Xiao, H.; Sakai, Y., Henniger, R.; Wild, M.; Jenny, P.: Coupling of solvers with non-conforming computational domains in a dual-mesh hybrid LES/RANS framework. Computers and Fluids, 2013 more…


  • Xiao, H.; Sakai, Y., Henniger, R.; Jenny, P.: Simulating Flow over Periodic Hills Using a Dual-Mesh Hybrid Solver with High-Order LES. 7th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2012 more…