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Prof Paul Tucker

Prof Paul Tucker

Rank Professor of Engineering (CUED)


Specialist research areas

Acoustics:

 

Aeroacoustics

    • jet noise, fan noise

Aerodynamics:

 

High-speed flow

    • aircraft engines

Boundary Layers:

 

Boundary layer control

    • surface roughness, acceleration and curvature response

Convection:

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • room ventilation and electronics

Drops and Bubbles:

 

Cavitation

    • tribology and journal bearings

Flow Control:

 

Drag reduction

    • impact of plasmas and surface finish

Instability:

 

Transition to turbulence

    • transition model development

Low-Reynolds-number Flows:

 

Lubrication theory

    • hydrodynamics of journal bearings

Mathematical Foundations:

 

Computational methods

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aeroacoustics

Mixing:

 

Turbulent mixing

    • free shear layers

Multiphase and Particle-laden Flows:

 

Particle/fluid flow

    • particles and fibres in electronics cooling

Turbulent Flows:

 

Turbulence modelling

    • for aerospace

Turbulent transition

    • for aerospace problems

Wakes/Jets:

 

Jets

    • for noise

Departments and Institutes

Engineering (CUED):

Application Areas

 

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Bio-medical

    • Treatment

Environment

    • Built environment
    • Hazards & safety

Transport

    • Aviation

Techniques

 

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Analytical

Physically-based

    • Reduced models

Numerical

Grid-based

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

Experimental

Data analysis techniques

    • Statistical techniques