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