The University of the Bundeswehr Muenchen (University of the German Armed Forces Munich) has been founded in 1973. It is a campus university for approximately 3000 students from the Deutsche Bundeswehr with some civil students. The Thermodynamics Institute (2 professors, approx. 25 persons scientific and technical staff) is part of the aerospace technology department (Fakultaet fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt), which is one of the biggest departments of the UBWM. The research at the thermodynamics institute focuses on combustion CFD methods, combustion research, high pressure real gases, turbulent heat transfer and cooling methods, design processes and optimisation for aeroengine components, aeroacoustics, aerothermo¬dynamics and hypersonic flow research.