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Research
A compendium of our work

The Advanced Fluid Mechanics Research Group investigates a broad range of topics to:
     1. further fundamental understanding of fluid flows, and
     2. apply that knowledge to specific industrial applications.
Collaboration with industry partners allow our researchers to develop expertise, whilst providing useful findings for industry. Experimental techniques are complemented by numerical simulations as required. Our research projects are listed below by topic.

Click on the name of a project below to view a poster overview. For more information about each project, click on the researcher's name below for contact info.

This glossary may be useful when viewing the posters. Financial sponsors for this work are acknowledged here.


Automotive fan component CFD modelling for design - E. Savory
Numerical investigation of a centrifugal compressor stage for aero-engines - J. Bourgeois
Flow around airfoil and bluff body components of an automotive cooling fan - B. Ghafouri
Axial fan performance: stators versus support arms - G. Hunt
Simulation and experimental study of elliptical cavity flow regimes - T. Khadivi
Stator and support arm aerodynamic performance - E. Abu Ramadan
Stationary Cascade Rig - R. Patel
Automotive electric motor cooling - J. Ryval
Lift and drag of yawed elliptical cavities of varying depths - T. Hering
Turbulent boundary layer flow over surface-mounted circular cavities - J. Dybenko


Micro-traversing laser velocimetry for near-wall flow measurements - M. Vratonjic
Blood flow induced shear stresses and the endothelium biochemical response - M. Horie
High resolution LDV for blood flow studies - E. Savory
A facility for studying blood flow shear stresses and endothelial cell adhesion
      - E. Savory, R. Martinuzzi


Flow past a slender pyramid at different incidence angles
      - Y. Huang, M. Morrison
Vortex shedding from slender pyramids with small apex angles - M. Morrison


Axial fan performance - modeling in situ effect of blockage behind the fan - G. Hunt
Experimental study of an aero-engine centrifugal compressor stage - J. Bourgeois
Computational fluid dynamic modeling of engine cooling fans - B. Ghafouri
Computational analysis to determine the effect of blockages on axial fans - B. Vermeire
Aerodynamics of a novel vertical axis wind turbine - G. Hunt


Vortex-dominated flows around 3-D surface-mounted bluff bodies
       - E. Savory, R. Martinuzzi
DNS of flow past a surface-mounted square prism - R. Kumar
Simulation and experimental study of elliptical cavity flow regimes - T. Khadivi
Fluid flow over three-dimensional surface mounted bluff bodies - R. Kumar
Scaling of ground plane pressure field around surface-mounted bluff bodies - E. Savory
Flow past a slender pyramid at different incidence angles - Y. Huang, M. Morrison
Lift and drag of yawed elliptical cavities of varying depths - T. Hering
Turbulent boundary layer flow over surface-mounted circular cavities - J. Dybenko


Dynamics of flow and pollutant dispersion in urban street canyons - E. Savory
Simulation of realistic near surface downburst outflow - B. Vermeire
Aeroelastic modelling of transmission lines under downburst outflow wind loading - W. Lin
Coherent structures in rectangular surface jets - S. Gholamreza-Kashi
The aerodynamics of bird flight - Y. Kato, A. Kirchhefer
The control building at the Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes - A. Sauer
A novel test facility to simulate intense gusts from convective downdrafts - W. Lin
Full scale testing of a low rise building - M. Morrison
High-resolution numerical simulation of a downburst wind event - L. Orf, W. Lin
Turbulence characterization of a tidally driven flow of the coastal ocean - R. Gurka
Concentration fluctuations in urban street canyon pollutant dispersion - E. Savory
A new measure of contaminant cloud concentrations: estimated mass fraction - C. Smith


A parametric study of a plane wall jet - R. McIntyre
Coherent structures in rectangular surface jets - S. Gholamreza-Kashi
A comparative study of plane and radial turbulent wall jets - W. Lin
Direct numerical simulation of scalar transport in a free surface jet - I. Naqavi
Image analysis of scalar dispersion in a surface jet - H. Rajakumar
Vorticity and circulation within twin jets issuing into a crossflow - E. Savory
Water flume study of buoyant plume rise and dispersion from stacks - E. Savory


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