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Collaboration Opportunities

NWTF members are open to collaboration. Some potential collaborations are listed in the table below. These were collected from a management board member survey in December 2020.

AcademicOrganisationPotential ProjectsNovel Instrumentation
Mahdi AzarpeyvandUniversity of BristolAerodynamics/aeroacoustics of propellers, boundary layer, high speed jets, high-lift-devices, flow control.Novel Instrumentation
Richard GreenUniversity of GlasgowCRM-HLMiniaturisation of techniques to provide on-model means to measure local flow field and structural deformations. For example, flow through slat and flap gaps; change in gap dimensions due to structural deformation.
Kevin GouderImperial College LondonWind tunnel testing on conventional and novel aircraft configurations: ranging from tests on canonical representations to tests on half- and full-span models. In the process developing new physics understanding (understanding the phenomenon, generating CFD-complementary data sets), developing novel measurement techniques, developing novel flow control techniques, identifying  Re dependence.

Indoor-outdoor / Inner-Outer wind induced interactions. Improved, efficient indoor ventilation (including but not limited to flow control) and improved outdoor space conditions including improved ventilation (avoiding pollution stagnation points) and improved street-level wind comfort and safety prediction methods. Novel mitigation methods.

Urban air mobility: from an aeronautical point of view (new breed of vehicles that can manoeuvre safely in the densely-built environment and the turbulent flow (large length scales) that this currently implies) and a civil point of view (passive and active flow control in the built environment to suppress the shedding of large length scales).
Full-scale, low cost, highly robust wind measurement sensors for the built environment, development of intelligent communication between a relatively small number of these sensors, the prediction of large flow fields from ‘the small number’ of these sensors (low order model development), and the real-time transmission of this data and two-way collaboration with urban flying vehicles.
Mark Sterling & David Soper University of BirminghamTransportation decarbonisation

Design for non-synoptic winds and transient gusts

Pedestrian-level safety (as well as comfort), including cyclists, e-scooter riders

Efficient structural design

Reducing carbon of construction
Force balance for moving vehicles

Novel gust generator
Simon PrinceCranfield UniversityBoeing CRM project.
Future use of the National Rotor Rig, currently being set up in Glasgow.
Chetan JagadeeshCity University of LondonFlow control – laminar flow control; transonic flow- buffet reduction/controlWall shear stress sensors could be developed collaboratively.
Peter Ireland University of Oxford1. Ultrafan – next generation (successor to the Trent family), geared turbofan.
2. Fly Zero – ATI funded research project to examine the feasibility of zero carbon-emission technologies.
3. Tempest –future defence platform.
These projects would all involve partners in industry.  It is likely that the focus of the instrumentation development will be within the university.
Shan Zhong University of Manchestera)       Morphing experiment in a high-speed wind tunnel;
b)      Control of 2D separating flows in a low-speed boundary layer wind tunnel
Matt McGilvrayUniversity of Oxford1. Cross-facility comparison of noise, steadiness, accuracy of tunnel conditions
2. Jet interaction in a large range of Reynolds numbers for a single model in high speed flows (from low to high: Oxford LDT, Manchester MACE, Imperial Gun Tunnel, Oxford T6 and Oxford HDT)
3. Development of a hypersonic flight experiment
Laser diagnostics, heat flux gauges