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The PhD students of the SSeMID consortium meet in Italy for a week of scientific and professional skills training

The PhD students of the SSeMID consortium meet in Italy for a week of scientific and professional skills training

From the 8th of April to the 13th of April 2018, all the SSeMID ESRs met in Montestigliano, Tuscany, Italy for a full week of network-wide training. The first half of the training included transferable skills sessions led by Geraint Wyn Story and Katie D’Arcy from Cambridge Training Associated Ltd. They focused on leadership, employability, career management, networking and professional impact.Click here to read the full news

Luigi Criscuolo (ESR14) from KU Leuven meets high school students in Italy to share his experience in SSeMID project

Luigi Criscuolo (ESR14) from KU Leuven meets high school students in Italy to share his experience in SSeMID project

On 6th April 2018, Luigi Criscuolo (ESR14 from KU Leuven) met students of his former high school, I.I.S.S. Marini Gioia in Amalfi, Italy, to share his experience in science and engineering. He gave a one-hour talk with Q&A time about international mobility and scientific research opportunities promoted by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the European Commission.

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Andrés Rueda (ESR1) collaborates with Prof. David Kopriva during his secondment at San Diego State University

Andrés Rueda (ESR1 from UPM) completed his secondment at San Diego State University, United States where he joined the research team of Prof. David Kopriva and Prof. Gustaaf Jacobs in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The common research was focused on the development of a time-implicit Discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element Solver (DGSEM). The main goal of the research work was to derive the analytical Jacobian matrices for the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, and to test different time-integration schemes and solvers. During the fruitful collaboration, preconditioned Newton-Krylov algorithms and multigrid solvers were assessed, and the effect of p-nonconformities on the mesh representations of the DGSEM was investigated.

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Henrique Raposo (ESR12) publishes a paper

Henrique Raposo (ESR12) has just published a paper in Physics of Fluids in collaboration with Dr Shahid Mughal (Imperial College London) and Dr Richard Ashworth from Airbus Central Research & Technology. The paper discusses acoustic receptivity and transition modelling of Tollmien-Schlichting disturbances induced by distributed surface roughness.

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Julian Marcon (ESR4) visits ITI Global

Julian Marcon (ESR4 from Imperial College London) attended a one-day training at ITI Global in Swavesey, United Kingdom. ITI Global is a company specialized in product data interoperability and Julian got acquainted with their CAD healing software solution entitled CADfix. Discussions followed to envisage partnerships and future collaborations.

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Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10) completes his three-month secondment at Purdue University

Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10) completes his three-month secondment at Purdue University

Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10 from VKI) has finished his secondment at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has been collaborating with the team of Professor Guillermo Paniagua at the Purdue Experimental Aerothermal Laboratory (PETAL) from January to April 2018. The collaboration mainly consisted in applying stability theory to assess flow control capability in low-pressure turbines. On the one hand, Iván worked performing stability calculations on a wall-mounted hump geometry that reproduces the flow behaviour encountered in low-pressure turbines, where flow separation occurs at low Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, he helped setting up different experimental techniques in the new PETAL wind tunnel facility, including Schlieren, PIV and total/static pressure as well as temperature measurements, and helped preparing an experimental test case based on the same hump geometry investigated with numerical calculations. Additionally, the collaboration resulted in a conference paper that will be presented next June 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7).

More information about the PETAL group can be found here.

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Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10 from VKI) presents research-related poster at PURDUE

On March 14th  2018, Iván Padilla Montero attended Purdue University International Scholar Research Symposium where he presented a poster with the results of his collaboration with the team of Prof. Guillermo Paniagua. Said collaboration resulted from his secondment at Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Laboratory (PETAL) at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. All the poster presenters in this event were international visiting scholars (J1) at Purdue University. An estimated audience of 50 people attended the event.

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Henrique Raposo (ESR12) and Thibaut Appel (ESR13) present their research at 13th ERCOFTAC SIG33 Workshop

Henrique Raposo and Thibaut Appel (ESR’s 12 and 13) attended the Special Interest Group 33 ERCOFTAC Workshop on “Progress in Flow Instability, Transition and Control” from the 6th to the 8th of March 2018 in Paraty, Brazil (ercoftac-sig33.conf.kth.se). The Airbus ESR’s gave talks on “Uncertainty Quantification of Acoustic Receptivity with an Adjoint Linear Navier-Stokes Approach” and “Biglobal Stability Analysis of a Boundary Layer in Presence of a Surface Indentation”, respectively. The book of abstracts can be found here

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Luigi Criscuolo (ESR14 from KU Leuven) presents SSeMID activities in a three-minute research pitch at the February MOD Breakfast 2018

The MOD Breakfast meeting is a monthly event organized by the KU Leuven Noise & Vibration research group to promote ongoing research activities and to provide the opportunity to present the objectives and relevance of the performed research. The event is usually held on the first Monday of the month and aims to stimulate discussions and collaborations between an average attendance of 40-50 people, including PhD students, researchers, professors and industrial partners. The event is organized in four three-minute pitch sessions, each for a different researcher, and followed by a second session of a thirty minutes seminar.

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Henrique Raposo gives a lecture at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon

Henrique Raposo gives a lecture at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon

Enrique Raposo (ESR12 from AGI) presented a lecture at his graduating university, Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon on 26th of February 2018. The lecture had a duration of about an hour and an estimated audience of 130 people, mainly aerospace students between 18 and 23 years old. He talked about his academic background: where he studied, his internships, master thesis and PhD, about Airbus and what it does in the UK and in Bristol, and lastly about his research within the SSeMID project. Additionally, he also participated in an Alumni Talks session.

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Four SSeMID fellows attend the Marie Curie Entrepreneurial Skills course in KU Leuven

Four SSeMID fellows attend the Marie Curie Entrepreneurial Skills course in KU Leuven

Alejandro Martínez Cava (ESR2 from UPM), Yinzhu Wang (ESR3 from UPM), Luigi Criscuolo (ESR14 from KU Leuven) and Julian Marcon (ESR4 from Imperial College) attended the Marie Skłodowska Curie workshop on Entrepreneurial Skills, which took place in KU Leuven (Belgium) during 21-23 of February 2018. The course focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property, teamwork and network collaboration, providing the fellows a clearer idea on how to exploit and valorize their project outcomes. There course had around 40-50 attendees, all of them PhD students funded by Marie Curie actions.

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Fabio Naddei and Catherine Drysdale from ONERA present SSeMID activities at the Journées Des Doctorants

The Journées Des Doctorants (JDD) is an annual meeting organized at Onera to promote ongoing research activities . The event is organised by PhD students to present doctoral research through presentations and poster sessions. Held on the 22-24 of January, it is the occasion to promote inter- and intra-department collaboration with the attendance of all Parisian sites and the Tolouse site in videoconference. An attendance of 30-50 people per session includes PhD students, Onera researchers, university professors and industrial and research partners.

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Julian Marcon, Fabio Naddei and Ivàn Padilla Montero present at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2018.

Julian Marcon, Fabio Naddei and Ivàn Padilla Montero present at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2018.

 

Julian Marcon (ESR 4 from Imperial College), Fabio Naddei (ESR 7 from ONERA) and Ivàn Padilla Montero (ESR 10 from VKI) all presented papers at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2018 held in Florida between the 8 and 12 January 2018 (https://scitech.aiaa.org/).

The titles of the papers of Julian, Fabio and Ivan are, respectively: ‘High-order curvilinear hybrid mesh generation for CFD simulations’, ‘A comparison of refinement indicators for p-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin methods for the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations’ and ‘Stability Analysis of the Boundary Layer Developing on a Flat Plate with Discrete Roughness Elements in Hypersonic Flow’. The full papers are available in the proceedings: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-1403, https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-0368 and https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-1079.

Julian and Fabio also attended the High-Order CFD Workshop which was organised during the weekend preceding the conference (https://how5.cenaero.be/).

 

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Henrique Raposo presents his work to the delegates from Airbus and the UK Flight Physics and R&T community.

Henrique Raposo presents his work to the delegates from Airbus and the UK Flight Physics and R&T community.

Henrique Raposo, who is currently doing his PhD at Airbus in Bristol, gave a talk at DiPart 2017 entitled 'Non-Parallel Acoustic Receptivity Modelling With Adjoint Linear Navier Stokes'. Described as a 'Flight Physics Symposium', the event was held at the Bristol and Bath Science park from the 20th to the 22nd of November 2107. This popular three day event brought together in excess of 130 delegates from Airbus and the UK Flight Physics and R&T community. 

Link to event: https://cfms.org.uk/airbus-dipart-2017/

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SSeMID activities promoted to the public at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

SSeMID activities promoted to the public at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Andres Rueda Ramirez, Alejandro Martinez Cava and Yinzhu Wang (ESR 1,2 and 3 from UPM) presented their research projects at the "Annual Presentation of Research Results"

The "Annual Presentation of Research Results" is an event organized by the School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The event, held on the 27th of October 2017, has the objective of exposing students and the general public to the ongoing research activities through posters and direct interaction with PhD students. A total of 1000-1200 people is estimated to have attended this year's event. Andres Rueda Ramirez, Alejandro Martinez Cava and Yinzhu Wang had the opportunity to illustrate their latest results in the SSeMID project.

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Mid-Term Review and VKI Lecture Series

Mid-Term Review and VKI Lecture Series

The representative of the European Commission,  an External Scientific Expert and EC Innovation Expert reviewed the progress of the project during the Mid Term Review meeting held on the 26th of October 2017 at the premises of the von Karman Institute (VKI) in Brussels.

The feedback from the EC was positive refereeing to the network being very coherent and well-coordinated. The PO commented that SSEMID hired excellent high skilled fellows and the individual presentations were very good. The fact that all fellows cooperate in WP related to industrial applications of stability and sensitivity analysis (WP4) was considered an excellent point and a great demonstration of the team work.

The meeting was combined with a network wide event - the lecture series (LS) closely connected to the project´s thematic priorities and tilted “Introduction to Stability and Transition Analysis Methods – SSEMID” (23 October 2017 to 25 October 2017).

The VKI LS are organized 8 to 12 times a year and consist of one-week Lecture Series on specialized topics in the field of aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer with application to aeronautics, space, turbomachinery, the environment and industrial fluid dynamics. These courses have gained over the years world wide recognition for their high quality which is the result of a careful choice of subjects of current interest and lecturers known for their excellency in that field and willing to co-operate in building up well-structured courses.

The events attract a large number of external audience including professionals from the industrial world and university graduates in the fluid dynamics field.

The directors of this LS are SSEMID principal researchers, Prof. Eusebio Valero from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Dr. Fabio Pinna of the von Karman Institute

 

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Research note and Conference paper submissions for Julian Marcon

Research note and Conference paper submissions for Julian Marcon

Julian Marcon (ESR 4 from Imperial College London) presented a research note at the 26th International Meshing Roundtable (18-21 September 2017, Barcelona).Click here to read the full news

Conference presentation by Guillaume Chauvat

Guillaume Chauvat (ESR 15 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology) presented at the 16th European Turbulence Conference (21-24 August 2017, Stockholm).

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Fabio Naddei collaborates with Julian Marcon during his secondment at Imperial College

Fabio Naddei collaborates with Julian Marcon during his secondment at Imperial College

Fabio Naddei (ESR 7 from ONERA) completed his secondment at Imperial College where he joined the research team of Prof. Spencer J. Sherwin and Dr. Joaquim Peiró in the Department of Aeronautics.

He collaborated closely with Julian Marcon (ESR 4 from Imperial College) on common research pertaining to error-based r-adaptation. The objective of the research work was to implement adaptive meshes using a novel variational framework and drive it from an error indicator based on the energy of the highest modes. The two ESRs had a fruitful collaboration and will soon start co-writing a paper on their research.

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All fellows attended the SSeMID course in Paris

All fellows attended the SSeMID course in Paris

All ESRs attended the “Stability and Sensitivity Methods for Industrial Design Course” in ONERA, Paris, France, which lasted for three days from 19th to 21st, June 2017.

The course was organised by SSEMID Principal Investigators: Vincent Couaillier, Marta de la Llave Plata from ONERA and Charles Hirsch from NUMECA. The course included an introduction to different modelings of NS equations, with emphasis on grid generation, time integration techniques and RANS/LES approaches. The course mainly covered introduction to the main ingredient of CFD, fundamental of industrial flow problems and unsteady methods in industrial related flows.

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Iván Padilla Montero wins best student paper award at EUCASS 2017

Iván Padilla Montero wins best student paper award at EUCASS 2017

Ivàn Padilla Montero (ESR10 from VKI) presented a paper at the 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences. EUCASS 2017 was held in Milan, Italy between 3 and 6 July 2017.

The paper presented by Iván Padilla Montero (“BiGlobal stability analysis of the wake behind an isolated roughness element in hypersonic flow”) won as the best student paper award. Numerical results are presented for the stability analysis of the wake induced by a cuboidal roughness element mounted on a flat plate inside a Mach 6 freestream. Linear BiGlobal stability calculations are carried out for a single frequency on a spanwise plane located behind the roughness, using base flows obtained from laminar Navier-Stokes simulations. The results show that the Mack mode is the most unstable perturbation growing in the boundary layer, followed by varicose and sinuous deformations of the low-velocity streak that characterizes the wake flow structure. The shock wave induced at the leading edge of the flat plate is found to have a significant stabilizing effect on the flow field. The use of a higher wall temperature stabilizes the Mack mode but increases the growth rate of the varicose perturbation.

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Julian Marcon and Fabio Naddei attend the CDT Fluids Student Symposium 2017 at Imperial College

Julian Marcon and Fabio Naddei attend the CDT Fluids Student Symposium 2017 at Imperial College

Mr. Julian Marcon (ESR 4 from Imperial College) and Mr. Fabio Naddei (ESR 7 from ONERA) took part in a symposium organised by the students of Imperial College’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales.

The symposium took place on 12 July 2017 at Imperial College London. It showcased a variety of keynotes and student presentations pertaining to a wide range applications of fluid dynamics. Julian Marcon took the opportunity to present his work at the lunchtime poster session.

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Julian Marcon organized a session and presented a poster in Nektar++ annual workshop

Julian Marcon organized a session and presented a poster in Nektar++ annual workshop

Julian Marcon (ESR 4 from Imperial College London) attended the Nektar++ annual workshop (see link below) at Imperial College, 14th ~ 16th, June 2017.

This workshop was organised by Imperial College researchers: Spencer j. Sherwin, David Moxey and Chris Cantwell, and was focused on the Nektar++ platform. The workshop included a series of talks and break-out hands-on sessions and a poster session. Julian organised one of the hands-on sessions that focused on meshing using NekMesh, and participated and presented a poster in the poster session.

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New conference submissions for two SSeMID fellows

New conference submissions for two SSeMID fellows

Only six months after the project kick-off, some of the SSeMID fellows have already submitted abstracts for international conferences taking place this year.

Petr Kungurtsev (ESR6) and Yinzhu Wang (ESR3) will be presenting at the EUROGEN 2017 conference (Madrid, 13-15 September) some of the advances on their research in shape optimisation using adjoint techniques. With a similar approach, the use of adjoint-based methods on viscous flows shape optimisation, two complete different problems are tackled: in Petr’s research, the focus is on the optimisation of inkjet printheads; Yinzhu’s work is oriented towards the optimisation of flow through channel contractions, a methodology eventually applied to turbine blades cooling. Petr Kungurtsev will also be presenting his work at the UK Fluids Conference (Leeds, 6-8 September).

A complete list of the presented abstracts is presented below:

EUROGEN 2017

  • "Adjoint-based shape optimization for inkjet printheads" by P. Kungurtsev and M.P. Juniper.
  • “Eigenmode Optimization Based on Stability Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis”, by Y. Wang, A. Martinez-Cava and E. Valero.

UK Fluids Conference 2017

  • "Shape optimization for viscous acoustic flows in an inkjet printhead" by P. Kungurtsev and M.P. Juniper

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