NGCM Seminar: Autonomous Aircraft Technologies at the University of Southampton

On October 14th, 2020, Professor Jim Scanlan of the Computational Engineering and Design Unit at the University of Southampton gave a talk on Southampton’s pioneering work in Unmanned Air System (UAS) technology. Prof. Scanlan’s presentation considered three main topics: upcoming UAS technologies, previous projects on transporting medical supplies, and the …

NGCM’s Dan Wallace Awarded People’s Choice at the University Three-Minute Thesis Competition

We are all storytellers.   For a great many of us, I suppose, research can often feel disjointed. A promising lab result here and a crashed simulation there can force us to fill up our minds with whatever is currently on the burner. We feel that we must, with laser focus, optimise …

The problem with Turbulent Reacting Flow Modelling

On 13 June 2019, Dr Edward Richardson from the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group gave a talk on modelling turbulent reacting flow within the context of combustion. Dr Richardson’s research involves reactive and multi-phase turbulent flows, with application focused towards gas turbines and internal combustion engines. He is also involved …

From atoms to answers: designer materials for energy storage and conversion

On Thursday 2 May, Dr Denis Kramer, Associate Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, gave a seminar on novel materials for energy storage and the modelling approaches used to predict their characteristics. This research is motivated by environmental concerns arising from our massive use of …

Optical Fibres: Applications and Simulation Challenges

Dr. Peter Horak, a co-director of the NGCM from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, delivered a talk on the 21 March 2019 on his research in optical fibres. Dr. Horak introduced their uses, modelling them, and the challenges faced. Optical fibres are thin strands of glass …

The plesiosaur and the lily pad: real-time fluid dynamics for biologically inspired engineering

Presentation by Dr Gabriel Weymouth On Tuesday 12 June, Dr Gabriel Weymouth, Associate Professor for the Marine and Maritime Institute at the University of Southampton, gave a seminar on advancements in fluid simulation software and the biologically-inspired engineering designs this has enabled. This research is motivated by recent interest in …

Applications of Computational Modelling in Acoustics and Vibration

Presentation by Dr. Jordan Cheer This mornings seminar was given by Dr. Jordan Cheer about the role various roles of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) research group at the University of Southampton. The ISVR group covers 4 main areas of research: Acoustics Dynamics Signal Processing and Control …

Seminar by James Hawkes: Ship Science research at MARIN

James Hawkes, postgraduate research student at the University of Southampton, presented his research on the scalability of parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes. His project on Massively-Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics is sponsored by the Dutch maritime research institute MARIN. Within this project ReFRESCO, a CFD code for fluid problems around …