Dr Kevin Gouder leads a team of researchers and engineers at the 10’×5’ wind tunnel, the flagship of the National Wind Tunnel Facility initiative (www.nwtf.ac.uk). The team enables and conducts research, and provides wind tunnel services to the aeronautical and civil wind engineering sectors. Dr Gouder’s team provide wind tunnel consultancy services to the civil wind engineering sector, exploiting the long development fetch length of the 10’×5’ tunnel. The team works alongside wind engineering consultants, providing them with simulated atmospheric boundary layers at scale, and with measurements in wind environment, pedestrian safety and comfort, building cladding wind loads, building wind loads, wake assessments of proposed structures and their effect on nearby airfields and helipads, and studies in the outer flow-inner flow interactions around civil structures. Through collaboration with other researchers (Morrison and Santer) in the Department, Dr Gouder’s team and the 10’×5’ wind tunnel are enabling post-doctoral research in more efficient effusion film cooling for gas turbine blades (with Dr Jeremy Basley) supported by Rolls Royce, and post-doctoral research in the development of surface wave technologies for friction drag reduction (with Dr Zahra Soltani and Dr Isabella Fumarola) supported by Airbus. Dr Gouder, Prof Graham and an MEng student are conducting research on the distortion effects of wind turbine rotors on the oncoming, upstream turbulence. Dr Gouder is leading the Department’s participation in the recently announced Common Research Model in High Lift configuration (CRM-HL) project led by QinetiQ and Boeing. The 10’×5’ tunnel will be the first facility to receive the CRM-HL half span model in Q3 2021, and, guided by Dr Gouder, would provide the first open-access data set of measurements on the CRM-HL, funded by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).
Professor Jonathan Morrison holds the chair of Experimental Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College. He received his and PhD from the University of Durham and became a member of faculty at Imperial College in 1991. His recent work has focussed fundamentals of wall turbulence including coherent structures and their relation to changes in imposed length-scale, energy transfer and pressure fluctuations. Novel approaches to flow control involve Electro-Active Polymers (EAP) both as actuators (GR/S20994, PI), and as surface-pressure sensors (EP/C535847, PI), including ink-jet printing techniques (EP/F004435, PI). Travelling surface waves for drag reduction are being developed with support from Airbus, QinetiQ and EADS-IW. Novel algorithms have been formulated (EP/E017304, CI) for real-time feedback control using wall-based sensing and actuation. High-frequency pulsed jets are being used for the control of separated flows with support from Ferrari S.p.A., EPSRC (EP/I005684, PI) and Imperial Innovations. Recent work involves fundamental studies of the effects of large roughness on turbulent channel flow (EP/D037166, PI) and turbulent boundary layers (EP/I037938, PI) and instabilities as part of the LFC-UK Programme Grant (EP/ I037946, CI). Previously, he has been Visiting Fellow at MAE, Princeton University. In 2006, he chaired the Scientific Committee for the IUTAM Symposium, Flow Control and MEMS in 2006. He is currently a member of the Aircraft of the Future Specialist Advisory Group of the ATI. He is Director of and chairs the Management Board of the National Wind Tunnel Facility, http://www.nwtf.ac.uk/html/index.html, funded by EPSRC and the ATI. He led an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, 2014 "Smart Wing Design: Science Imitating Nature".
Beale Professor of Civil Engineering and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Staffing) with over 20 years research experience in wind engineering. Research focuses on transient winds, particularly the effects of extreme winds on infrastructure, vehicles and biological systems. Member of the BSI wind loading committee responsible for updating EN1991 1 4 and member of ASCE committee re-writing the wind tunnel standards code of practice.
Research focuses on experimental and theoretical aeroacoustics and development of flow control techniques. He joined Bristol in 2013 to establish a new aeroacoustics team and leads a group of 20 researchers. His research is supported by RAEng, Royal Society, EPSRC, H2020, CleanSky and industry. He has attracted over £8m towards his research and facilities.
Head of Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery. Main research interest is in experimental high- and low-speed flows with application to aeronautics, propulsion, road vehicles and sustainable energy. Works closely with various industrial partners, e.g. Rolls Royce and has been on the management board of several international research consortia.
Dr Chetan Jagadeesh
Lecturer with expertise in experimental aero-fluid dynamics and a keen interest in the study of separated flows, separation control mechanisms, the use of thermal anemometry and laser-based flow diagnostic tools and the development of novel flow visualization techniques. He has worked on projects for Airbus Defence and Space (Zephyr program), Leonardo MW Ltd and Highways England, as part of the NWTF.
Graduated from University of Sheffield with a MEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 before graduating from the MSc Aerodynamics course at Cranfield University the year later. Completed a PhD in high speed aerodynamics at Cranfield while working for the Defence Research Agency, where Simon worked on experimental and CFD projects ranging from missile, civil and combat aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion integration. Was at City University of London from 2004-2014, completing a MA in Academic Practice in 2010. Simon helped establish and was seconded to the UK Aerospace Technology Institute until 2017. He is secretary of the Association of Aerospace Universities, a member of the ESDU Transonics committee and the UK Vertical Lift Network.
Senior lecturer in the Aerospace Sciences Division. He has performed testing in water tanks and wind tunnels in the UK and internationally, to study the fluid mechanics of unsteady, separated flows relevant to wind and tidal turbines, rotorcraft and propeller propulsion. As part of NWTF, he led the refurbishment of the deHavilland wind tunnel now used for EU and EPSRC funded projects.
Research interests: Jet Noise Applications and Computational Aeroacoustics, Gas Turbine Installation Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, CFD Code Development, Next Generation CFD, High Performance Computing
PhD in high-speed aerodynamics, Cambridge University, now Professor of Experimental Fluid Mechanics and head of Aerodynamics Research Group. She is interested in flow physics of complex fluid phenomenon using optical techniques. The focus of current work is flow control for low and high-speed flows, for improved aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency of turbomachinery and air/land vehicles
Professor of Experimental Fluid Mechanics in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group at the University of Southampton. He has an extensive track record of devising advanced experimental methods and utilizing them to develop fundamental understanding of aerodynamic and turbulent flows. His research is funded by EPSRC, EU-FP7, Royal Society and the US Air Force. He has an outstanding publication and citation record (h-index=11) and has published in the field’s top journals including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids & Experiments in Fluids.
Research interests are centred on particle deposition in turbomachinery and high-speed aerothermodynamics. His research groups in these fields work on a wide spectrum of fundamental to applied areas, working closely with industry to ensure the immediate exploitation and impact of research. He has developed three large scale hypersonic wind tunnels, forming the high-speed capability of the UK’s NWTF (High Density, T6 Stalker and the Low Density tunnel).