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Carol Eastwick

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering, G2TRC Head of Fluids, Faculty of Engineering

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Expertise Summary

Dr Eastwick uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental fluid dynamics and analytical approaches to thermofluids design to investigate complex industrial problems in the energy and transport sectors. Enabling power density improvement for electrical generators by novel thermal management to facilitate electrification of land, sea and air transport is an example of one area of research. Much of her work has involved two phase flow, for example thin and thick film flow, droplet impact, combustion of pulverised fuel (coal and biomass) and milling/conveying of solid fuel.

Dr Eastwick is a member of the G2TRC website Research Group and associate member of FLUTE and PEMC.

Teaching Summary

Dr Eastwick teaching interests are in the Thermofluids area of Mechanical Engineering. In particular the role that fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer play in engineering systems, which… read more

Research Summary

Dr Eastwick is a member of G2TRC and an associate member of the FLUTE and PEMC research group. She is Head of Fluids for G2TRC.

Current projects include:

  • thermal management of electrical machines
  • thermal management of Gas Turbines
  • Two phase flow management

These projects are aimed at reducing losses and reducing environmental impact of a range of energy and transport systems. The investigations are carried out both experimentally and using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6136-2012 http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5773-6439 Scopus Author ID: 6602598305

Selected Publications

Dr Eastwick teaching interests are in the Thermofluids area of Mechanical Engineering. In particular the role that fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer play in engineering systems, which is informed by her research into transport and power generation. Dr Eastwick is also involved in the development of e-learning material relating to engineering and teaching development more generally.

Undergraduate Modules

  • MM1TF1/MECH1004 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1 (students please see Moodle site)
  • MM3AET/MECH3016 - Introduction to Aerospace Technology (students please see Moodle site)
  • H42AEP/ MMME2028- Aerospace Propulsion (students please see Moodle site)
  • MECH3027 - Advanced Propulsion (students please see Moodle site)

Past Research

  • Mathematical modelling of pulverised coal combustion (PhD)
  • Modelling of car tyre chips in a cement works precalciner
  • Modelling of high velocity oxy-fuel thermal spray system
  • Modelling of Oil-Air Separators
  • Experimental and computational investigation of swirling jets
  • CFD modelling of Bearing Chambers
  • Modelling the noise generated by wind turbines
  • Modelling flow around gears and reducing parasitic losses
  • Droplet impact onto moving liquid films
  • Draining flows
  • Characteristics and perception of noise from wind turbine systems
  • Biomass storage and milling
  • Biomass combustion

Future Research

Dr Eastwick is particularly interested in reducing the impact on the environment by energy and transport sources. She would welcome inquiries from prospective PhD student interested in experimental or computational fluid dynamics investigations of two phase flow or thermal management. Her areas of interest include electric propulsion, thermal management of electrical machines, thermal management of transmission systems, highly sheared two phase flow, and alternative fuels for thermal power generation.

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