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Reference Number EP/C515919/1
Title Experimental study of multibody flows
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 10%;
Not Energy Related 70%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr I Eames
No email address given
Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 12 October 2005
End Date 11 January 2008
Duration 27 months
Total Grant Value £163,457
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr I Eames , Mechanical Engineering, University College London (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor RR Simons , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Lord J Hunt of Chesterton , Physics and Astronomy, University College London (0.001%)
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Abstract A generic feature of most engineering flows is the presence of a complex rigid or deformable geometry, owing to the presence of multiple bodies (eg in the urban terrain), bubbles or droplets (in multiphase flows), cylinders (in boiler tube arrays). This proposal is directed towards understanding the generic problem of how turbulent and laminar wakes interact with each other and with downstream bodies in this broad class of problems. By drawing together the expertise of mechanical and civil engineers, and mathematicians, an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental team propose to examine the fundamental problem of how wakes interact and vorticity is cancelled out through this interaction, some details of which have only recently been recognized and studied. The proposal is novel because it develops a new framework for interpreting and thence extending the experimental measurements and numerical calculations of the flow around groups of bodies. The proposed research should lead to the development of new analytical models to describe turbulent wake interactions. The deliverables have immediate implications for improving CFD modeling, for 2-phase flows and flows through wind turbines
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