Contact details

Alexander Bucknell

Tel: 01865 (2) 13965

Email: alexander.bucknell@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Alex is a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute. His research interests are in aerodynamics and heat transfer with an emphasis on particle deposition and multiphase flows in gas turbines, from both an experimental and an analytical perspective. He holds a Masters of Engineering (2014) and a PhD (2018) from the University of Oxford, and a Masters of Research in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics from the University of Cambridge (2015). His PhD thesis investigated the phenomenon of high altitude ice crystal accretion in civil aircraft jet engines, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce Plc. Outside of the lab Alex enjoys running and attempting to play squash.

Publications – Journal papers

Bucknell, A.J., McGilvray, M, Gillespie D.R.H et al. “Heat transfer in the core compressor under ice crystal icing conditions,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines & Power, 140(7). July 2018

Wylie, S., Bucknell, A.J., Forsyth, P., Gillespie D.R.H. and McGilvray, M. “Reduction in Flow

Parameter Resulting From Volcanic Ash Deposition in Engine Representative Cooling Passages” J. Turbomach 139(3). Nov 2016

Bucknell, A.J., McGilvray, M, Gillespie D.R.H, et al. “Experimental Studies of Ice Crystal Accretion on an Axisymmetric Body at Engine-Realistic Conditions” [AIAA Journal of Power & Propulsion, in submission]

Publications – Conference papers

Wylie, S., Bucknell, A., Forsyth, P., McGilvray, M. and Gillespie, D.R.H., “Reduction in Flow

Parameter Resulting from Volcanic Ash Deposition in Engine Representative Cooling Passages,” GT2016-57296, ASME Turbo Expo 2016, Seoul, Korea

Bucknell, A.J., McGilvray, M., Gillespie D.R.H et al. “Heat transfer in the core compressor under ice crystal icing conditions,” (GT2017-63077), ASME Turbo Expo 2017, Charlotte, NC, USA

Bucknell, A.J., McGilvray, M, Gillespie D.R.H, et al. “Experimental Studies of Ice Crystal Accretion on an Axisymmetric Body at Engine-Realistic Conditions” (AIAA-2018-4223), AIAA Aviation Forum, 25 – 29 June 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA