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Prof Holger Babinsky

Prof Holger Babinsky

Professor of Aerodynamics (CUED)


Specialist research areas

Aerodynamics:

 

High-speed flow

    • transonic and supersonic flow, shock wave / boundary layer interaction

Biological Fluid Dynamics:

 

Swimming/flying

    • flapping wing aerodynamics, low Reynolds number lift production

Boundary Layers:

 

Boundary layer control

    • separation control

Boundary layer separation

    • unsteady separated flows, high-speed flow separation, flow control

Compressible Flows:

 

Compressible boundary layers

    • all aspects of compressible boundary-layers

Gas dynamics

    • transonic and supersonic flow

Shock waves

    • shock interactions, unsteady shock waves, shock control

Flow Control:

 

Drag reduction

    • Separation control

Turbulent Flows:

 

Compressible turbulence

    • turbulent boundary layers

Turbulent boundary layers

    • flow control

Departments and Institutes

Engineering (CUED):

Collaborators outside this directory

Application Areas

 

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Energy

    • Renewables

Transport

    • Automotive
    • Aviation
    • Space

Techniques

 

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Analytical

Physically-based

    • Dimensional analysis
    • Scaling arguments
    • Empirical modelling
    • Reduced models

Numerical

Grid-based

    • Direct numerical simulation
    • Large-eddy simulation
    • Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes

Experimental

Scale

    • Lab-scale
    • In situ testing
    • Full-scale

Lab set-up

    • Wind tunnel
    • Flume

Measurement techniques

    • Pitot-static tube
    • Hot-wire anemometry
    • PIV
    • High-speed video capture

Visualisation techniques

    • Tracer injection
    • Fluorescence
    • Schlieren/shadowgraph

Data analysis techniques

    • Image processing