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Dr John Coull

Dr John Coull

Research Fellow, Magdalene College (CUED)


Specialist research areas

Boundary Layers:

 

Boundary layer control

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines, turbulent separations in compressors

Boundary layer receptivity

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Boundary layer separation

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Boundary layer stability

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Boundary layer structure

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Compressible Flows:

 

Compressible boundary layers

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Instability:

 

Transition to turbulence

    • boundary layer transition mechanisms in low pressure turbines

Mathematical Foundations:

 

Computational methods

    • RANS and LES codes, turbine design and transition studies

Micro-/Nano-fluid Dynamics:

 

MEMS/NEMS

    • Development of MEMS flow sensors

Turbulent Flows:

 

Intermittency

    • transitional boundary layers in low pressure turbines

Turbulence modelling

    • RANS models for boundary layer transition

Turbulent boundary layers

    • boundary layers in turbines and compressors

Turbulent transition

    • boundary layer transition in low pressure turbines

Vortex Flows:

 

Vortex breakdown

    • wake dynamics in turbine blade rows, interaction with surface boundary layers

Wakes/Jets:

 

Separated flows

    • wake dynamics in turbine blade rows, interaction with surface boundary layers

Shear layers

    • wake dynamics in turbine blade rows, interaction with surface boundary layers

Wakes

    • wake dynamics in turbine blade rows, interaction with surface boundary layers

Departments and Institutes

Engineering (CUED):