Research Groups

Research Groups2018-01-22T11:58:50+00:00

Hypersonics Group

Focusing on the research theme of Hypersonics, the Osney Hypersonics Group is primarily concerned with experimental research relevant to planetary entry, atmospheric cruise and access to space.

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Active Flow Control Group

The Osney Active Flow Control Group comprises several specialists in active flow control and heat transfer within both Oxford University and the main sponsor of this group – Rolls-Royce plc.

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High Speed Turbomachinery Group

The High Speed Turbomachinery Group, led by Prof. Tom Povey, conducts combined theoretical, computational and experimental work on: turbine performance; turbine capacity measurement; nozzle guide vane rotor cooling optimization; combustor turbine interaction effects; measurement techniques in turbines; high speed facility design; and aerodynamic probe design and calibration.

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Particle Deposition Group

Particles such as ice crystals, sand, volcanic ash and salt entrained in the atmosphere can enter the core of aero-engines and power generation gas turbines. On civil engines, most particulates are spun out, however, small particles can make their way through the engine, eventually depositing causing a variety of detrimental effects …

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Group

The Osney Computational Fluid Dynamics Group is engaged in research related to CFD Method Development, Unsteady Flows, Turbomachinery Aeroelasticity/Aeromechanics, Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling & Design Optimisation with Component and Discipline Interactions

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Turbine Cooling Group

The Osney Turbine Cooling Group uses a variety of experimental techniques involving pressure sensitive paint, thermochromic liquid crystals and infra-red cameras to measure the performance of both industry standard and novel cooling designs.

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Installations Engineering Group

The Osney Installations Engineering Group specialises in the design of high performance experimental rigs for gas turbine (transonic, low speed) and hypersonic (high and low Mach number) test facilities.

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High-Heat Flux Cooling Group

With global electricity consumption expected to grow steadily over the next 50 years, fusion has the potential to play a pivotal role in the energy mix during the latter half of the century.

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Vehicle Aerodynamics Group

The Vehicle Aerodynamics Group specializes in both fundamental and applied research related to the aerodynamics of vehicles, from bicycles and road cars to Formula 1 and supersonic land-speed record cars.

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Oxford Turbine Research Facility Group

A short summary of the Oxford Turbine Research Facility Group’s activities will appear here …

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