Dr Eldad Avital
BSc(IITHaifa), MSc(Tel Aviv), PhD(Lond) CEng FRAeS


Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Engineering X Pandemic Preparedness

Funding source: Royal Academy of Engineering
Start: 15-07-2020  /  End: 14-07-2021
Amount: £20,000

Wind and water turbines: Simulation of unsteady aerodynamic forces and theoretical modelling

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.

Simulation of unsteady aerodynamic forces and theoretical modelling

Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 20-03-2019  /  End: 19-03-2021
Amount: £12,000

Previous Funded Research Projects

Jet noise: characteristics of the instantaneous emission patterns

Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 16-03-2018  /  End: 30-11-2019

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.

Non linear acoustics-structure interaction

Funding source: General Fusion
Start: 01-05-2015  /  End: 30-04-2018

High fidelity simulations of non-linear sound propagation in multiphase media of nuclear fusion reactor are pursued using QMUL CLithium and Y codes with support and collaboration of General Fusion.

Propeller aerodynamics and acoustics

Funding source: EPSRC
Start: 01-12-2016  /  End: 25-03-2017

Low fidelity modelling of coaxial propeller

ATI Propulsion Theme Support

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-12-2016  /  End: 25-03-2017

Mouthspace Computational Modelling

Funding source: Givaudan UK Ltd
Start: 04-12-2016  /  End: 15-03-2017

Modelling human airways

International Exchange Scheme: China 2013 NSFC. Aeroacoustics of jets and blades.

Funding source: The Royal Society
Start: 01-04-2014  /  End: 31-03-2016

Computational and experimental studies of blade and jet noise are pursued through collaborative research with Beihang.

DST-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships, Marine tidal energy supply to remote Indian islands

Funding source: The British Council
Start: 01-03-2015  /  End: 31-01-2016

Tidal turbines are investigated for suitability for remote islands, improved efficiency and control in collaboration with VIT and IIT Madars

Other Research Projects

Water flows and wakes, marine energy and sediment transport

A diverse programme focusing on challenging water flow problems of significant engineering interest has been developed. This includes: 1. Challenging water wakes studies of breaking waves, where a two-phase LES in-house code has been developed, achieving for the first time stable and accurate simulations for high Froude...

Numerical Algorithms Development (Fluids and Acoustics):

We have led the development of a few world leading algorthims, this includes: 1. Hydrodynamics: a. A new coupling of turbulent flow simulation (LES) with structural dynamics (DEM/FEM) though the immersed boundary method (Mujiza et al, 2012); this led to new wide Fluids-Structure Interaction capabilities ranging from...

Jet noise, jet/wing interaction, jet/fuselage interaction in cruise conditions, experimental validation of high-speed jet simulations

Huaihe River 111 project

Address the major challenge of managing immensely complex regulated river systems on very large scales. Specifically, the project focuses on managing channel networks for flood management, environmental objectives and water supply reliability. The Huaihe River Basin will be used as an example to assist in defining research areas and specific projects.

High-resolution schemes for computational fluid dynamics, hyperbolic conservation laws, Monotonically Integrated Large Eddy Simulations for turbulent flows

Computational aeroacoustics of high-speed jets

Bio fluids high performance simulation

Bio-fluids are of great computational challenge. They involve complex geometry, two phase flows and non-Newtonian fluid properties. Developing the ability to predict these flows accurately and investigate their behaviour promises a new way of understanding abnormal conditions and development of remedies by reducing the time...

Aerodynamics of Fusion reactor design

Fundamental and applied computational research is carried out to investigate and enhance the efficiency of magnetized target fusion reactor design. The research is carried out in collaboration with General Fusion.

Aerodynamics and acoustics prediction and control

There is a growing interest in applying active flow and noise control in various engineering applications. 1. Jet noise continues to be a topic affecting aviation. In this context we have recently made two types of progress. The first is in collaboration with Cranfield university where we published a procedure to optimize...