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Research
Nick Gifford

My research examined the complex flow phenomena behind axial flow fans. The objective of the project was to design and test a low-pressure axial flow fan for automotive cooling applications. The fan was tested in a novel, adaptable test rig. The rig simulated the automotive under-hood environment to provide realistic operating conditions.

Research was conducted using state-of-the-art non-intrusive measurement systems (i.e. Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser Doppler Velocimetry) as well as traditional flow measurement techniques. These measurements will help to improve the overall cooling system performance in a realistic environment.

View my research poster(s):
Design of a novel low-pressure axial-flow fan for automotive applications



2004 launch, afm/c.dybenko; 2004-2005 maintenance, j.dybenko; 2006-2010 maintenance, w.lin; 2010-2012 maintenance, k.elliott; 2012 - webmaster, s.ali; updated July 2014