Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group
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Our research focuses on cutting edge fluid mechanics problems, such as drag reduction, flow oscillations, shape optimization, flow separation control, turbulent boundary layer structures, boundary layer control using electro-magnetic systems (EMS), micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and surface plasma technology.

Current research strategy includes:

Turbine and Wing Fluid Mechanics

Turbine and Wing Fluid Mechanics

 
 

  • boundary layer control is studied by direct intervention of large-scale turbulent structures
  • flow separation control by surface plasma and fluid jets (pulsed and synthetic jet actuators) with a particular application to aircraft

In terms of the state of the art applications, our current research is concerned with wind turbine structure optimisation, computational fluid mechanics (CFD) software development and wind power system design.

The group also studies gas turbine turbulent flow heat transfer and blade cooling.

Aeroacoustics
Aeroacoustics
 
Drag reduction and flow control
Drag reduction and flow control
 
 
Fluid and structure interactions
Fluid and structure interactions
 
Gas turbine turbulent flow heat transfer
Gas turbine turbulent flow heat transfer
 
 
Wind Turbine
Wind turbines and wing aerodynamics
 
 

Key academic members

 

 

Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0)115 82 32502
email:flute@nottingham.ac.uk