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Current research funding in the Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Research Projects

The following are current funded research projects taking place within the research division:

CAD-based wing optimisation for the XRF1 - CASE studentship Airbus

Principal Investigator: Jens-Dominik MUELLER
Funding source: Airbus Defence & Space Ltd
Start: 01-09-2018  /  End: 31-08-2022
Amount: £27,000


Principal Investigator: Lorenzo BOTTO
Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 01-04-2017  /  End: 31-03-2022
Amount: £1,017,645

2D nanomaterials hold immense technological promise thanks to extraordinary intrinsic properties such as ultra-high conductivity, strength and unusual semiconducting properties. Our understanding of how these extremely thin and flexible objects are processed in flow is however inadequate, and this is hindering progress towards true market applications. When processed in liquid ...

KTP - Next Generation Solar Steam Technology

Principal Investigator: Rafael CASTREJON-PITA
Co-investigator(s): James BUSFIELD
Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 01-02-2019  /  End: 31-01-2022
Amount: £279,773

GPU-LES of flow around a jet engine installed under a wing and a fuselage body at a take-off regime: vorticity field is shown inside the jet, while the surface shows pressure distribution just outside the jet hydrodynamic field.JINA: Jet Installation Noise Abatement

Principal Investigator: Sergey KARABASOV
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 15-01-2019  /  End: 14-01-2022
Amount: £422,276

One of the major aeroacoustical challenges of modern aircraft is the so-called "jet installation effect" due to the interaction of the jet hydrodynamic field with the airframe. The JINA project aims to address this challenge by bringing together expertise in experimental and computational aeroacoustics as well as design optimisation.

Iso-surface of velocity magnitude for the case of H-type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), LES, produced by Miss Yan, PhD student Wind and water turbines: Simulation of unsteady aerodynamic forces and theoretical modelling

Principal Investigator: Eldad AVITAL
Co-investigator(s): Fariborz MOTALLEBI, Huasheng WANG and Ranjan VEPA
Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 20-03-2019  /  End: 19-03-2021
Amount: £12,000

High fidelity flow-structural dynamics simulations of wind and water turbines will be pursued using advanced computing clusters and complemented by wind tunnel tests. The results will be analysed and used to derive new fast models that will support future development of new renewable energy devices extracting kinetic energy from the wind and water flows.

Asphalt mixture and experiment of fracture.Bimodule material in highway construction and computational study

Principal Investigator: Pihua WEN
Funding source: Changsha University of Science and Technology
Start: 01-07-2017  /  End: 30-06-2020
Amount: £90,000

Finite element method and meshless finite block method are developed to study composites with bimodule materials.

Colloid Electric Propulsion Technology

Principal Investigator: John STARK
Funding source: Airbus Defence & Space (2855) Ltd
Start: 15-12-2016  /  End: 14-12-2019
Amount: £150,000

ESA Contract

Principal Investigator: John STARK
Funding source: EU European Commission - Other
Start: 06-06-2016  /  End: 30-11-2019
Amount: £269,275

Schlieren image of over-expanded jet (pressure ratio of 3.2) emitting from a convergent-divergent nozzle of design Mach number 2, produced by Dr Punekar a visiting scholar in the group Jet noise: characteristics of the instantaneous emission patterns

Principal Investigator: Eldad AVITAL
Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 16-03-2018  /  End: 30-11-2019
Amount: £6,000

To develop a model which is consistent with jet noise far field measurements of both spectra measured at different angles and 2-point far field correlations of the sound pressure.

Industrial visit - Mr Marek Zamaryka

Principal Investigator: Rafael CASTREJON-PITA
Funding source: Larkfleet Limited
Start: 01-09-2018  /  End: 30-11-2019
Amount: £4,200


Principal Investigator: Jun CHEN
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physcial Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-06-2017  /  End: 30-09-2019
Amount: £252,934

TRANSIT (Towards a Robust Airport Decision Support System for Intelligent Taxiing) is a four site project between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Sehffield, University of Stirling and Cranfield University, funded by the UK EPSRC (grant numbers EP/N029496/1, EP/N029356/1, EP/N029577/1). The lead at each site is, respectively, Dr Jun Chen, Prof Mahdi Mahfouf, Dr John Woodward and Dr Mudassir Lone, with Dr Chen as the overall project director. The project also has an extensive list of industrial partners, which currently includes Air France – KLM, BAE Systems, Manchester Airport Plc, Rolls-Royce Plc, Simio LLC and Zurich Airport. The TRANSIT project aims to develop a unified routing and scheduling system which will be more Realistic, Robust, Cost-effective and Configurable, producing better conformance of flight crew in response to 4 Dimensional Trajectories.

Intelligent Control of Sewer Networks

Principal Investigator: Jun CHEN
Funding source: Anglian Water Group LTD
Start: 20-01-2019  /  End: 19-07-2019
Amount: £30,653

HiperLoc-EP - High performance low cost electric propulsion system development

Principal Investigator: John STARK
Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 01-01-2017  /  End: 30-06-2019
Amount: £448,765