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Richard Jefferson-Loveday

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering



Richard Jefferson-Loveday is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Whittle Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He has worked on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) projects supported by Siemens, Rolls-Royce and EPSRC. In 2014 he and his colleagues were recipients of the IGTI Turbomachinery Committee Best Paper Award for their work on transition in low pressure turbines.

Richard is a member of the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) research group.

Expertise Summary

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

Multi-phase flow

Turbulence Modelling

Large Eddy Simulation

Teaching Summary

Computational Fluid Dynamics (MM4CFD)

Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics I (MM1TF1)

Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics II (MM1TF2)

Research Summary

Richard is interested in the computational simulation of single and multi-phase turbulent flows, CFD method development and high performance computing (HPC).

Recent Publications

  • CHADHA, S, JEFFERSON-LOVEDAY, R. and HUSSAIN, T., 2019. A Novel Numerical and Experimental Investigation into Radial Injection for Suspension High Velocity Oxy Fuel (SHVOF) Thermal Spray In: ITSC Conference Proceedings.
  • NICOLI, A., JEFFERSON-LOVEDAY, R and SIMMONS, K, 2019. A New openfoAM Solver Capable of Modelling oil Jet-Breakup and Subsequent film formation for Bearing Chamber Applications In: Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, GT2019-90264.
  • SINGH, K, SHARABI, M, AMBROSE, S, EASTWICK, C, JEFFERSON-LOVEDAY, R, CAO, J and JACOBS, A, 2019. Assessment of an Enhanced Thin film Model to Capture Wetting and Drying Behavior in an Aero-Engine Bearing Chamber In: Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, GT2019-91323.
  • SINGH, K, SHARABI, M, AMBROSE, S, EASTWICK, C and JEFFERSON-LOVEDAY, R, 2019. Prediction of Film Thickness of an Aeroengine Bearing chamber using Coupled VOF and Thin Film Model In: Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, GT2019-91314.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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