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Dr Thomas Rendall

Dr Thomas Rendall

Dr Thomas Rendall
M.Eng., PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Office 2.25
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 33 15639

Summary

Dr Rendall is a member of fluid and aerodynamics research group, working in the field of numerical simulation (CFD - computational fluid dynamics).

Dr Rendall's research is focussed on unsteady CFD (with moving objects), optimisation and interdisciplinary numerical modeling.

  • The goal of work on unsteady CFD is to advance current methods to the point where it will be possible to easily model flows around moving, sliding or rotating objects, so that problems such as pistons, valves and propellers may be dealt with simply. Eventually, this will lead to full-flight aerodynamic simulation of aircraft.
  • He is also collaborating on work aimed at optimising aerodynamic designs computationally, which will give designers greater insight into how to improve aircraft efficiency in the future.
  • Interdisciplinary work is across a range of themes, including composites, aerial refuelling and icing simulation

Biography

After completing his MEng degree in aeronautical engineering at Imperial College in 2005, Dr Rendall joined the department to begin a PhD working to couple fluid and structural simulations. This led to studies of bending and oscillating wings, and in turn to an interest in the aerodynamic simulation of moving objects. As a post-doc, he worked on data compression methods and water droplet trajectory calculations, which are used to simulate icing on aircraft.

Keywords

  • CFD
  • interpolation
  • aeroelastic simulation
  • aerodynamic simulation

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