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.
|Academic||Organisation||Potential Projects||Novel Instrumentation|
|Mahdi Azarpeyvand||University of Bristol||Aerodynamics/aeroacoustics of propellers, boundary layer, high speed jets, high-lift-devices, flow control.||Novel Instrumentation |
|Richard Green||University of Glasgow||CRM-HL||Miniaturisation 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 Gouder||Imperial College London||Wind 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 Birmingham||Transportation 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 Prince||Cranfield University||Boeing CRM project.|
Future use of the National Rotor Rig, currently being set up in Glasgow.
|Chetan Jagadeesh||City University of London||Flow control – laminar flow control; transonic flow- buffet reduction/control||Wall shear stress sensors could be developed collaboratively.|
|Peter Ireland||University of Oxford||1. 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 Manchester||a) Morphing experiment in a high-speed wind tunnel;|
b) Control of 2D separating flows in a low-speed boundary layer wind tunnel
|Matt McGilvray||University of Oxford||1. 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|