Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterChilds

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Head of the School of Design Engineering
 
 
 
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Studio 1, Dyson BuildingDyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

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Childs PRN, Brodhurst EK, 2000, Integrating Design Education Beyond 2000, Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing, ISBN: 9781860582653

Book

Jackson RA, Peyton Jones JC, Pan J, Roberts JB, Childs PRNet al., 1999, Chemical aspects of the dynamic performance of a three-way catalyst, SAE Technical Papers

The gas components CO, CO2, HC, NOx and the AFR in the exhaust from a SI engine, both upstream and down-stream of a Pd/Rh catalytic converter, have been monitored using fast response analyzers. Regular sequential step changes in the upstream air/fuel ratio (AFR), between two pre-set levels, have been implemented with both long and short periods between the steps. For transitions from rich to lean conditions, and vice-versa, several distinct zones for the output emissions characteristics, corresponding to different states of the catalyst surface, have been identified. These results suggest that, under reducing conditions, hydrogen is stored on the catalyst surface whereas under oxidizing conditions oxygen is stored by two different processes. These chemical insights facilitate the development of realistic models for tailpipe emissions from engines which are perturbed from steady state running. Copyright © 1999 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

Journal article

Childs PRN, Noronha MB, 1999, 1997 John P. Davis Award - The impact of machining techniques on centrifugal compressor impeller performance, JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, Vol: 121, Pages: 637-643, ISSN: 0889-504X

Journal article

Jackson RA, Peyton-Jones JC, Pan J, ROberts JB, Childs PRNet al., 1999, Chemical aspects of the dynamic performance of a three-way catalyst. SAE 1999-01-0312, Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress 1999, Publisher: SAE

Conference paper

Childs PRN, Greenwood JR, Long CA, 1999, Heat flux measurement techniques, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Vol: 213, Pages: 655-677, ISSN: 0954-4062

Journal article

Childs PRN, Simons RW, 1999, Small priced tools and equipment case study, 21st Annual Conference on Engineering Design Education/6th National Conference on Product Design Education, Publisher: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PUBLISHING LTD, Pages: 275-278

Conference paper

Greenwood JR, Childs PRN, Chaloner P, 1999, Gold leads to PRTs for monitoring high temperatures, GOLD BULLETIN, Vol: 32, Pages: 85-+, ISSN: 0017-1557

Journal article

Childs PRN, Nilsson K, 1999, Flow phenomena and functionality of the infant Flow system, 5th Annual Reason Conference

Conference paper

Childs PRN, 1998, Mechanical design, Publisher: Hodder Arnold, ISBN: 9780340692363

Concentrating mainly on rotary machine elements such as bearings, shafts, gears, seals,chains, clutches and brakes, this book provides the methodology for ...

Book

Turner AB, Long CA, Childs PRN, Hills NJ, Millward JAet al., 1997, Review of some current problems in gas turbine secondary systems, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper), ISSN: 0402-1215

This paper reviews the current position of five major problem areas in gas turbine secondary air system design. Although the problems are of primary interest to the designer of the coolant flow paths, since they directly affect the temperature, the stresses and thus the life of the major rotating components, three of the problems interact with the main gas path and are thus also the concern of the mainstream aerodynamicist. The five problems reviewed are: prediction of the flow distribution and heat transfer in the high pressure compressor drive cone cavity from the turbine to the rim of the HP compressor running underneath the combustion chamber; the flow penetration and heat transfer in the multiple rotating cavities formed by the multiple discs of the high pressure compressor with a rotating shaft running through the bores; the control of ingestion of hot turbine mainstream gas into the rotor-stator wheelspaces through the rim-seals; the problem of compressor and turbine stator-well heating, particularly compressor stator-wells in which excessive temperatures have been occasionally measured and finally, the pre-swirl coolant system which has to take the blade cooling air across from the stationary casing to the rotating turbine disc in the most advantageous manner.

Journal article

Bayley FJ, Childs PRN, 1997, Prediction of ingress rates to turbine and compressor wheelspaces, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND FLUID FLOW, Vol: 18, Pages: 218-228, ISSN: 0142-727X

Journal article

Turner AB, Long CA, Childs PRN, Hills NJ, Millward JAet al., 1997, A review of some current problems in gas turbine internal air systems. ASME Paper 97-GT-325, ASME Aeroengine Congress, Publisher: ASME

Conference paper

Ozturk HK, Childs PRN, Turner AB, 1997, Numerical solution of flow and heat transfer in axial compressor stator wells, IChemE 5th UK National Heat Transfer Conference, Publisher: Institution of Chemical Engineers

Conference paper

Bayley FJ, Childs PRN, 1997, Calculation of hot gas ingress and egress rates in turbo-machine wheelspaces, 2nd European Conference on Turbomachinery - Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Pages: 521-528

Conference paper

Childs PRN, Noronha MB, 1997, The impact of machining techniques on centrifugal compressor impeller performance. ASME Paper 97-GT-456, ASME Turbo Expo 1997, Publisher: ASME

Conference paper

Ozturk HK, Turner AB, Childs PRN, 1997, Numerical prediction of axial compressor stator well flows, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer

Conference paper

Childs PRN, Long CA, 1996, A review of forced convective heat transfer in stationary and rotating annuli, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Vol: 210, Pages: 123-134, ISSN: 0954-4062

Journal article

Childs PRN, Long CA, Turner AB, 1995, A review of convective heat transfer in open and closed rotating annular cavities, 4th UK National Conference on Heat Transfer, Publisher: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PUBL, Pages: 67-71, ISSN: 1356-1448

Conference paper

Bayley FJ, Childs PRN, 1994, Air temperature rises in compressor and turbine stator wells, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper), Pages: 1-10, ISSN: 0402-1215

This paper considers the fluid dynamic principles determining the consequences of mainstream fluid ingressing to the comparatively shallow space between the rotor disc and the ring used in many designs of axial-flow turbo-machine, especially compressors, to support the stator blades at their inner ends. Windage power due to friction between this fluid and the bounding walls of this annular space, or 'stator well', can lead to substantial temperature rises in this region. The feasible range of flow regimes is first developed, especially as influenced by leakage through the internal seals beneath the stators separating adjacent wells. Using published data, on windage coefficients and the effects of geometry on the flow through the wells, very little of which has been obtained from truly representative flow conditions or geometries, calculations have been made to estimate the likely rises in temperature to be anticipated in realistic well designs. Leakage rates appear, not unexpectedly, to be crucial in determining these temperature rises, but the geometries of the system are little less critical, in particular the ratio of the outer to inner radiuses of the stator well and the outer peripheral clearances between rotor and stator surfaces. Leakage into a well from its adjacent neighbour is shown to lead to higher temperature rises downstream of the labyrinth seal and the possible effects of recirculation through stator wells from the mainstream boundary layer could be significant.

Journal article

CHILDS PRN, TURNER AB, 1994, HEAT TRANSFER ON THE SURFACE OF A CYLINDER ROTATING IN AN ANNULUS AT HIGH AXIAL AND ROTATIONAL REYNOLDS NUMBERS, 10th International Heat Transfer Conference, Publisher: INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS, Pages: 13-18

Conference paper

Bayley FJ, Childs PRN, 1994, Air temperature rises in compressor and turbine stator wells. ASME Paper 94-GT-185, ASME Turbo Expo 1994, Publisher: ASME

Conference paper

Childs PRN, Rayner D, Turner AB, 1992, Heat transfer to a cylindrical drum rotating in an annulus under a single stator blade row, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, International Symposium, Heat Transfer in Turbomachinery

Conference paper

Rayner D, Vaughan CM, Childs PRN, Turner ABet al., 1992, Numerical simulation of the heat transfer in turbulent, swirling annular flows, Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer II, Pages: 511-531

Conference paper

Childs PRN, Turner AB, Vaughan CM, Rayner D, Bayley FJet al., 1992, Heat transfer to a rotating drum in an annulus with a stator blade row and axial throughflow. ASME Paper 92-GT-249, ASME Turbo Expo 1992, Publisher: ASME

Conference paper

Childs PRN, 1991, Heat Transfer at the surface of a cylinder rotating in an annulus with a stator blade row and axial throughflow

Thesis dissertation

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