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Professor Christian Allen

Professor Christian Allen

Professor Christian Allen
MSc(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

Professor of Computational Aerodynamics/Head of Department of Aerospace

Office 1.52
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15539

Research summary

Prof. Allen is Head of the Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics Research Group. His research field is the development of computational methods for the solution of the governing fluid flow equations, and the generation of computational meshes, for unsteady aerodynamics. Specific research areas include steady and unsteady flow about wings and rotor blades, mesh generation and deformation techniques, aerodynamic optimisation, aerodynamic-structural coupling, data manipulation and interpolation, high-speed combustion modelling, and unsteady vortex methods.

Recent efforts have concentrated on `empowering' technology; generic universal pre-, co-, and post-processing methods that make CFD methods easier to use, and methods to extract maximum information from ...

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Biography

Professor Allen obtained a BSc from the Department before moving to Rolls-Royce military engines in Filton, Bristol. After a brief period there, he left to obtain an MSc in fluid dynamics from the Department of Mathematics at Bristol, before returning to the Department to undertake a PhD in computational fluid dynamics. He was awarded a PhD in 1993, and subsequently worked in the Department as a Research Fellow until August 1999, when he was appointed Lecturer in Aerodynamics. In 2003 he was promoted to Reader in Computational Aerodynamics. Later in 2003 he was awarded a five-year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship ...

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Recent publications

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