Dr Ashton says, “In the age of industry 4.0 and the digital twin, virtual simulation tools and methods such as Computational Fluid Dynamics are crucial to the growth and success of UK Plc. From wing-design at Airbus to car design at Jaguar Land Rover, CFD is being used on a daily basis to deliver the fuel efficient vehicles of the future. ICCFD10 aims to provide a platform for academics and industry to discuss the latest CFD methods and applications that can help CFD to be used with greater confidence.”
Dr Ashton is a Senior Researcher for the OTI with a particular specialism in Computational Aerodynamics and leads their automotive aerodynamics group. His research focuses on both fundamental and applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with the main aim of developing improved turbulence models and approaches for complex industrial simulations. He has worked on a number of EU projects with leading companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen and DLR to develop new turbulence models suitable for complex industrial flows.