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Reference Number EP/X035484/1
Title The UK Turbulence Consortium
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 5%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 5%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 5%;
Not Energy Related 75%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 5%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr S Laizet
No email address given
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2023
End Date 31 December 2026
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £507,079
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region London
Programme NC : Infrastructure
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S Laizet , Aeronautics, Imperial College London (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Professor ND Sandham , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr A P S Wheeler , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr M van Reeuwijk , Civil and Environmental Eng, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr AJ Revell , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr A Busse , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor DR (David ) Emerson , CSE/Computational Chemistry Group, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
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Abstract Understanding, predicting and controlling turbulent flows is of central importance and a limiting factor to a vast range of industries: naval, aeronautical, automotive, power generation, process, pharmaceutical, meteorological and environmental. Many of the environmental and energy-related issues we face today cannot possibly be tackled without a better understanding of turbulent flows. The UK Turbulence Consortium (UKTC) is a group of UK researchers committed to undertaking high quality, world leading turbulence simulation and scientific research using high performance computing systems. Funded in 1995, the UKTC has been through six highly successful iterations, with significant growth, from 5 original members to 70 members from nearly 30 UK institutions for the present bid, with an inclusive approach to developing and serving the community. Our view is that the key to advances in turbulence is by sustaining and stimulating interaction among researchers. It is essential that a diverse range of viewpoints, opinions, strategies and methods are brought together in an efficient and constructive manner. The essence of the UK Turbulence Consortium is to provide the central core of a needed critical mass activity considering the big challenges posed by turbulence.In the last 25 years, the UKTC has (i) demonstrated its ability to convert access to national High-End Computing (HEC) resources into internationally leading research, (ii) established its international competitiveness, (iii) helped its members to leverage and secure multi-million pound grants from governmental funding bodies and industries, (iv) allowed the discovery of new fluid flow phenomena which have led to new ways of improving beneficial effects and reducing negative effects of turbulent flows and (v) facilitated the design of more sophisticated turbulence models redefining industry standards.
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Added to Database 25/01/23