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Donald Giddings

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Graduate of University of Nottingham in Mechanical Engineering, MEng, 1990

Project Engineer, IMI plc, 1990-1995

PGCE, Nottingham Trent University, 1996

PhD, University of Nottingham, 2000

Research Associate, University of Nottingham, 2000-2005

Academic, University of Nottingham, 2005-

Expertise Summary

Computational Fluid Dynamics in turbulent reacting flows and multiphase flows.

Experimental two phase flow in particulate-gas, liquid-gas and liquid-gas-solid systems.

Numerical and experimental heat transfer.

Teaching Summary

Applied thermodynamics and advanced power systems are the main areas of teaching, giving rise to new research projects with Undergraduate students to investigate fluid flow, two phase flow, machine… read more

Research Summary

Liquid atomisation.

Pneumatic conveying and control of pulverised coal.

Wet steam measurement.

Absorption refrigeration.

Transport of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system.

Recent Publications

Applied thermodynamics and advanced power systems are the main areas of teaching, giving rise to new research projects with Undergraduate students to investigate fluid flow, two phase flow, machine power and heat transfer.

Student project supervision in the area of heat transfer and two phase flow.

Past Research

Combustion modelling in cement industry.

Lubrication in jet engine bearing chamber.

Oven rise of bread dough during baking.

Future Research

Development of the next generation of domestic thermal storage heaters

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