Work Package 1


WP1: Transition to Turbulence

Group lead:  Dr Sylvain Laizet

Members:   Prof Dimitris Drikakis, Prof Shuisheng He, Prof Neil Sandham, Prof Spencer Sherwin, Prof Paul Tucker

The Work Package focuses on mechanisms that cause laminar flows to become turbulent.  Transition to turbulence is ubiquitous and has profound implications, e.g. boundary layer transition to turbulence leads to significant increase in drag and heat transfer, particularly at high speeds.  Also, understanding the transition mechanisms can guide flow control strategies.

Research projects

Xu, H, Lombard, J-E. and Sherwin, S.  Effect of spanwise wall waviness on a flat-plate boundary layer

Cerminara, A. and Sandham, N.D., Leading-edge receptivity to acoustic waves for high-speed flows over a blunt wedge

Shen, X., Avital, E. and Korakianitis, Surface curvature effects on the aerodynamic performance of a low Reynolds number aerofoil investigated with large eddy simulation

Serson, Meneghini, Sherwin: DNS of the flow around wings with spanwise waviness

Xu, Mughal, Cowree, Sherwin: Influence of a 3D indentation on the instability of a boundary layer

Shen, Avital, Korakianitis :Surface Curvature Effects on the Unsteady Aerodynamic Performance of Aerofoil E387 Investigated with LES

Xiao/Papadakis: Nonlinear optimal control of bypass transition in a boundary layer flow

Diaz Daniel/Laizet/Vassilicos: Intermediate layer scalings in wall-bounded flows

Kokkinakis/Drikakis Near wall behaviour of implicit large eddy simulations