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Dr Nick Atkins

Dr Nick Atkins

University Lecturer (CUED)


Specialist research areas

Boundary Layers:

 

Free shear layers

    • hot-gas ingestion across gas-turbine rim seals

Convection:

 

Bénard convection

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Convection in cavities

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Geophysical Flows:

 

Geostrophic turbulence

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines (similar Re)

Rotating flows

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines (similar Re)

Stratified flows

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines (similar Re)

Waves in rotating fluids

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines (similar Re)

Mixing:

 

Turbulent mixing

    • hot-gas ingestion across gas-turbine rim seals

Turbulent Flows:

 

Rotating turbulence

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Stratified turbulence

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Departments and Institutes

Engineering (CUED):