The Fluid and Aerodynamics group undertakes computational (using numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyse problems that involve fluid flows) and experimental research.
Areas of key current research include:
- Aerodynamic optimisation
- Computational aero-servo-elastics
- Hypersonic vehicle technologies
- High speed intakes
- Rocket propulsion
- Mesh deformation and generation
- Parallel processing
- Rotorcraft aerodynamics
- Incompressible flows, interface capturing and cavitation
- Nonlinear aeroelastic prediction
- Adaptive aeroelastic structures
- Aeroelastic design
- Reduced order modelling
- Future Fast Aeroelastic Simulation Technologies (FFAST). This project is now complete.
The group continues the University's long history of major contributions to computational fluid dynamics and experimental aerodynamics.
The Aerodynamics group have collaborative contracts with all major UK aerospace companies, and collaborative links with many international research institutes.