Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Research Highlights

SEMS Researchers Showcasing their work at a recent Industrial Liaison Forum

SEMS Academics Perform Exceptionally in REF 2021

The scores have been announced for REF2021. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a 7 year cycle used to measure research and determine funding in UK universities. The result for SEMS is excellent as not only have we come seventh overall in Engineering amongst all 89 universities who were being assessed in … [more]

Dame Ann Dowling is awarded an honorary doctorate

During the Graduation Ceremonies at Tobacco Dock Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng was awarded a DSc(Hon Caus). Dame Ann is one of the most distinguished engineers in the UK. She was first female Professor in Engineering at the University of Cambridge in 1993 and is now … [more]

Professor Bill Bonfield FRS FREng FMedSci, second Head of Materials showing some of the materials developed by Materials at Queen Mary, including HAPEX used in over 500,000 patients worldwide

Materials Celebrates 50 Years of Graduations

50 years of Materials graduates from the Mile End Campus in London and the first cohort from Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) at our campus at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an China were celebrated on Friday 5th November. 120 people gathered in the Octagon with another 45 people on-line to … [more]

Schematic of flexible rod-canopies placed over an aerofoil surface and preliminary results of Large Eddy Simulations accelerated on Graphics Processing Units for a benchmark aerofoil noise case

Surface treatments for next generation quiet aerofoils

The team of engineers from Queen Mary has won significant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) devoted to high-resolution modelling and simulation of aerofoil noise. In the new £405,916 research project, Prof. Karabasov and his team will work in collaboration with the Institute of Sound and … [more]

Land Speed Record Challenger Designed by our  former Aerospace Engineering Students

Land Speed Record Attempt in Bolivia

The findings of our former Aerospace MEng students (Salah Macan Markar, Karan Sumaria, Tanjir Zaman and Banjoab Kantangul) will be incorporated in the future Land Speed Record Streamliner by CMR Motorsport Challenges. The work has been carried out as part of their MEng project entitled "Land Speed Record Aerodynamics Design … [more]

A realistic installed jet configuration simulated on a GPU workstation in the 'compute under the desk' mode.

Decrease Jet-Installation Noise

The new H2020 project "Decrease Jet-Installation Noise" devoted to modelling and reduction of jet-wing-interaction noise typical of large commercial turbo-fan engines will be funded by the European Commission. The project is led by Rolls-Royce and Airbus and includes leading organisations in Europe and the UK and is for 3 years. Our … [more]

Frontiers of aeroacoustics research: theory, computation and experiment

Frontiers of aeroacoustics research: theory, computation and experiment

The Philosophical Transactions A issue on “Frontiers of aeroacoustics research: theory, computation and experiment” will be available online on 14 October 2019. Aeroacoustics studies noise generated by aerodynamic flows. Founded on fluid mechanics and applied mathematics, and relying increasingly upon computational modelling, aeroacoustics has grown into a discipline with its own key … [more]

Making a splash is all in the angle

Making a splash is all in the angle

Making a splash depends on the angle of a liquid as it hits and moves along a surface, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. If a droplet hits a dry solid surface fast enough it will splash and being able to predict a splash is … [more]

Funding Awarded To Develop a Simulation Tool For Airside Operations Incorporating Intelligent/Autonomous Taxiing

Funding Awarded To Develop a Simulation Tool For Airside Operations Incorporating Intelligent/Autonomous Taxiing

Two Queen Mary researchers have been awarded further funding to develop a simulation tool to quantify the savings of fuel burn and time of taxiing aircraft by integrating more advanced and automated decision support systems. Dr Jun Chen and Dr Michal Weiszer, from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, … [more]

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

A team from Queen Mary has been awarded funding to develop technology to capture energy from waves at sea. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) will grant £461,345 to the team from the School of Engineering and Materials Science to develop an adaptive hierarchical model predictive control framework for wave energy converters (WECs). … [more]

Franz Kafka: Der Denker

EUR225K Grant Funding Success

The EU has agreed provide EUR225,000 to fund the KAFKA project: "Efficient Computational Methods for Active Flow Control Using Adjoint Sensitivities" Active flow control aims to change the character of the flow by suction, blowing or pulsating jets. Such jets may e.g. be able to replace bulky car spoilers … [more]

Queen Mary project to reduce aircraft noise awarded funding

Queen Mary project to reduce aircraft noise awarded funding

A new project led by engineers at Queen Mary University of London that aims to reduce aircraft noise has won significant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The £422,275 EPSRC grant will fund the Jet Installation Noise Abatement (JINA) project, which will bring together expertise in experimental … [more]