Research

The field of aeronautics faces many exciting environmental and energy challenges which require major reductions in emissions, noise and aircraft weight.

The precision expertise associated with this has also stimulated a range of related aerospace and non-aeronautical activities.

Our research is funded through many sources including the EPSRC, the EU, and a range of industrial and government collaborators. We have many state-of-the-art research facilities, some of which are unique to the UK which are also used for teaching and commercial research.

Our research areas

Fluid mechanics

  • Turbulence
  • Flow control
  • Biological fluid mechanics

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Aerospace materials and structures

  • Composites and materials innovation
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Smart and micro air vehicles

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Computational methods and mathematical modelling

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Optimisation and Control

Find out more about computational methods and mathematical modelling