Imperial College London

ProfessorSpencerSherwin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Computational Fluid Mechanics
 
 
 
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313BCity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

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Vos PEJ, Sherwin SJ, Kirby RM, 2010, From h to p efficiently: Implementing finite and spectral/hp element methods to achieve optimal performance for low- and high-order discretisations, JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, Vol: 229, Pages: 5161-5181, ISSN: 0021-9991

Journal article

Carmo BS, Meneghini JR, Sherwin SJ, 2010, Possible states in the flow around two circular cylinders in tandem with separations in the vicinity of the drag inversion spacing, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1070-6631

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Carmo BS, Meneghini JR, Sherwin SJ, 2010, Secondary instabilities in the flow around two circular cylinders in tandem, JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, Vol: 644, Pages: 395-431, ISSN: 0022-1120

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Sharma AS, Abdessemed N, Sherwin SJ, Theofilis Vet al., 2010, Transient growth mechanisms of low Reynolds number flow over a low-pressure turbine blade, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, ISSN: 0935-4964

A direct transient growth analysis for three-dimensional perturbations to flow past a periodic array of T-106/300 low-pressure turbine fan blades is presented. The methodology is based on a singular value decomposition of the flow evolution operator, linearised about a steady or periodic base flow. This analysis yields the optimal growth modes. Previous work on global mode stability analysis of this flow geometry showed the flow is asymptotically stable, indicating a non-modal explanation of transition may be more appropriate. The present work extends previous investigations into the transient growth around a steady base flow, to higher Reynolds numbers and periodic base flows. It is found that the notable transient growth of the optimal modes suggests a plausible route to transition in comparison to modal growth for this configuration. The spatial extent and localisation of the optimal modes is examined and possible physical triggering mechanisms are discussed. It is found that for longer times and longer spanwise wavelengths, a separation in the shear layer excites the wake mode. For shorter times and spanwise wavelengths, smaller growth associated with excitation of the near wake are observed.

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Alastruey J, Sherwin SJ, Parker KH, Rubens DDet al., 2010, Reply to 'Cord clamp insult may predispose to SIDS', EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Vol: 86, Pages: 67-67, ISSN: 0378-3782

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Mao X, Sherwin S, 2010, Spectra of Swirling Flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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Clavica F, Alastruey J, Borlotti A, Sherwin SJ, Khir AWet al., 2010, One-dimensional computational model of pulse wave propagation in the human bronchial tree, 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Conference paper

Alastruey J, Parker KH, Peiro J, Sherwin SJet al., 2009, Analysing the pattern of pulse waves in arterial networks: a time-domain study, JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Vol: 64, Pages: 331-351, ISSN: 0022-0833

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Alastruey J, Sherwin SJ, Parker KH, Rubens DDet al., 2009, Placental transfusion insult in the predisposition for SIDS: A mathematical study, EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Vol: 85, Pages: 455-459, ISSN: 0378-3782

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Abdessemed N, Sherwin SJ, Theofilis V, 2009, Linear instability analysis of low-pressure turbine flows, JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, Vol: 628, Pages: 57-83, ISSN: 0022-1120

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Kazakidi A, Sherwin SJ, Weinberg PD, 2009, Effect of Reynolds number and flow division on patterns of haemodynamic wall shear stress near branch points in the descending thoracic aorta., J R Soc Interface, Vol: 6, Pages: 539-548

Atherosclerotic lesions are non-uniformly distributed at arterial bends and branch sites, suggesting an important role for haemodynamic factors, particularly wall shear stress (WSS), in their development. The pattern of lesions at aortic branch sites depends on age and species. Using computational flow simulations in an idealized model of an intercostal artery emerging perpendicularly from the thoracic aorta, we studied the effects of Reynolds number and flow division under steady conditions. Patterns of flow and WSS were strikingly dependent on these haemodynamic parameters. With increasing Reynolds number, WSS, normalized by the fully developed aortic value, was lowered at the sides of the ostium and increased upstream and downstream of it. Increasing flow into the side branch exacerbated these patterns and gave rise to a reversing flow region downstream of the ostium. Incorporation of more realistic geometric features had only minor effects and patterns of mean WSS under pulsatile conditions were similar to the steady flow results. Aspects of the observed WSS patterns correlate with, and may explain, some but not all of the lesion patterns in human, rabbit and mouse aortas.

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Moore P, Barlis P, Spiro J, Ghimire G, Roughton M, Di Mario C, Wallis W, Ilsley C, Mitchell A, Mason M, Kharbanda R, Vincent P, Sherwin S, Dalby Met al., 2009, A Randomized Optical Coherence Tomography Study of Coronary Stent Strut Coverage and Luminal Protrusion With Rapamycin-Eluting Stents, Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Interventions, Vol: 2, Pages: 437-444, ISSN: 1936-8798

Objectives We used optical coherence tomography, which has a resolution of <20 mu m, to analyze thin layers of neointima in rapamycin-eluting coronary stents.Background Lack of neointimal coverage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of drug-eluting coronary stent thrombosis. Angiography and intracoronary ultrasound lack the resolution to examine this.Methods We conducted a randomized trial in patients receiving polymer-coated rapamycin-eluting stents (Cypher, Cordis, Johnson & Johnson, Miami, Florida) and nonpolymer rapamycin-eluting stents (Yukon, Translumina, Hechingen, Germany) to examine neointimal thickness, stent strut coverage, and protrusion at 90 days. Twenty-four patients (n = 12 for each group) underwent stent deployment and invasive follow-up at 90 days with optical coherence tomography. The primary end point was binary stent strut coverage. Coprimary end points were neointimal thickness and stent strut luminal protrusion.Results No patient had angiographic restenosis. For polymer-coated and nonpolymer rapamycin-eluting stents, respectively, mean (SD), neointimal thickness was 77.2 (25.6) mu m versus 191.2 (86.7) mu m (p < 0.001). Binary stent strut coverage was 88.3% (11.8) versus 97.2% (6.1) (p = 0.030). Binary stent strut protrusion was 26.5% (17.5) versus 4.8% (8.6) (p = 0.001).Conclusions Mean neointimal thickness for the polymer-coated rapamycin-eluting stent was significantly less than the nonpolymer rapamycin-eluting stent but as a result coverage was not homogenous, with >10% of struts being uncovered. High-resolution imaging allowed development of the concept of the protrusion index, and >25% of struts protruded into the vessel lumen with the polymer-coated rapamycin-eluting stent compared with <5% with the nonpolymer rapamycin-eluting stent. These findings may have important implications for the risk of stent thrombosis and, therefore, future stent design. (An optical coherence tomography study to determine stent coverag

Journal article

Grinberg L, Pekurovsky D, Sherwin SJ, Karniadakis GEet al., 2009, Parallel performance of the coarse space linear vertex solver and low energy basis preconditioner for spectral/hp elements, PARALLEL COMPUTING, Vol: 35, Pages: 284-304, ISSN: 0167-8191

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Vincent PE, Sherwin SJ, Weinberg PD, 2009, The Effect of a Spatially Heterogeneous Transmural Water Flux on Concentration Polarization of Low Density Lipoprotein in Arteries, Biophysical Journal, Vol: 96, Pages: 3102-3115, ISSN: 0006-3495

Uptake of low density lipoprotein (LDL) by the arterial wall is likely to play a key role in atherogenesis. A particular process that may cause vascular scale heterogeneity in the rate of transendothelial LDL transport is the formation of a flow-dependent LDL concentration polarization layer on the luminal surface of the arterial endothelium. In this study, the effect of a spatially heterogeneous transmural water flux (that traverses the endothelium only via interendothelial cell clefts) on such concentration polarization is investigated numerically. Unlike in previous investigations, realistic intercellular cleft dimensions are used here and several values of LDL diffusivity are considered. Particular attention is paid to the spatially averaged LDL concentration adjacent to different regions of the endothelial surface, as such measures may be relevant to the rate of transendothelial LDL transport. It is demonstrated in principle that a heterogeneous transmural water flux can act to enhance such measures, and cause them to develop a shear dependence (in addition to that caused by vascular scale flow features, affecting the overall degree of LDL concentration polarization). However, it is shown that this enhancement and additional shear dependence are likely to be negligible for a physiologically realistic transmural flux velocity of 0.0439 mu m s(-1) and an LDL diffusivity (in blood plasma) of 28.67 mu m(2) s(-1). Hence, the results imply that vascular scale studies of LDL concentration polarization are justified in ignoring the effect of a spatially heterogeneous transmural water flux.

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Abdessemed N, Sharma AS, Sherwin SJ, Theofilis Vet al., 2009, Transient growth analysis of the flow past a circular cylinder, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 21, ISSN: 1070-6631

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Alastruey J, Parker K, Peiro J, Sherwin Set al., Analysing the pattern of pulse waves in arterial networks: A time Domain Study, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol: Submitted

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Vincent PE, Hunt AAE, Grinberg L, Sherwin SJ, Weinberg PDet al., 2009, A Realistic Representation of the Rabbit Aorta for use in Computational Haemodynamic Studies, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Publisher: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, Pages: 985-986

Conference paper

de Vecchi A, Sherwin SJ, Graham JMR, 2009, Wake Dynamics of External Flow Past a Curved Circular Cylinder with the Free-Stream Aligned to the Plane of Curvature, IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control, Publisher: SPRINGER, Pages: 175-185

Conference paper

Andrew C, 2009, Computational Investigation of Helical Pipe Geometries From a Mixing Perspective

Recent research on small amplitude helical pipes for use as bypass grafts and arterio- venous shunts suggest that in-plane mixing induced by the geometry may help pre- vent occlusion by thrombosis. In this thesis, a coordinate transformation of the Navier-Stokes equations is solved within a spectral/hp element framework to study the flow field and mixing behaviour of small-amplitude helical pipes. An apparent discrepancy between the flow field and particle trajectories is observed, whereby particle paths display a pattern characteristic of a double vortex, though the flow field reveals only a single dominant vortex. It is shown that a combination of trans- lational and rotational reference frames changes resolves this discrepancy.It is then proposed that joining together two helical geometries, of differing helical radii, will enhance mixing, through the phenomenon of ‘streamline crossing’. An idealised prediction of the mixing is obtained by concatenating the velocity field solutions from the respective single helical geometries. The mixing is examined using Poincar ́e sections, residence time data and information entropy. The flow is then solved for those combined geometries showing the most improvement in mixing, with a 70% increase in mixing efficiency achieved, with only a small increase in pressure loss. It is found that although the true velocity fields vary significantly from the prediction, the overall mixing behaviour is captured, allowing the use of the idealised prediction for guiding future designs of combined geometries.

Thesis dissertation

Vincent P, 2009, A Cellular Scale Study of Low Denisty Lipoprotein Concentration Polarisation in Arteries

Uptake of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) by the arterial wall is likely to play a key role in the process of atherogenesis, which occurs non-uniformly within the ar- terial vasculature. A particular process that may cause vascular scale heterogeneity in the rate of transendothelial LDL transport is the formation of a flow-dependent LDL concentration polarisation layer adjacent to the luminal surface of the arte- rial endothelium. In this thesis the effects of cellular scale endothelial features on such LDL concentration polarisation are investigated using an idealised theoretical model. Specifically, the effect of a spatially heterogeneous transmural water flux is considered (flowing only through intercellular clefts), as well as the effect of the endothelial glycocalyx layer (EGL). The idealised model is implemented using both analytical techniques and the spectral/hp element method. A range of scenarios are considered, including those were no EGL is present, those where an EGL is present but LDL cannot penetrate into it, and finally those where an EGL is present and LDL can penetrate into it.For cases where no EGL is present, particular attention is paid to the spatially averaged LDL concentration adjacent to various regions of the endothelial surface, as such measures may be relevant to the rate of transendothelial LDL transport. It is demonstrated, in principle, that a heterogeneous transmural water flux alone can act to enhance such measures, and cause them to develop a shear dependence (in addition to that caused by vascular scale flow features affecting the overall degree of LDL concentration polarisation). However, it is shown that this enhancement and additional shear dependence are likely to be negligible for a physiologically realistictransmural flux velocity of 0.0439μms−1 and an LDL diffusivity in blood plasma of 28.67μm2 s−1 .For cases where an EGL is present, measures of LDL concentration polarisation relevant to the rate of transendo

Thesis dissertation

Clavica F, Alastruey J, Khir AW, Sherwin SJet al., 2009, One-dimensional modelling of pulse wave propagation in human airway bifurcations in space-time variables, 31st Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Conference paper

deVecchi A, Sherwin SJ, Graham JMR, 2009, Wake dynamics past a curved body of circular cross-section under forced cross-flow vibration, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol: 25, Pages: 721-730, ISSN: 0889-9746

Journal article

de Vecchi A, Sherwin SJ, Graham JMR, 2008, Wake dynamics of external flow past a curved circular cylinder with the free-stream aligned to the plane of curvature, IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control, Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Pages: 1262-1270, ISSN: 0889-9746

Conference paper

Peiro J, Sherwin SJ, Giordana S, 2008, Automatic reconstruction of a patient-specific high-order surface representation and its application to mesh generation for CFD calculations, MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, Vol: 46, Pages: 1069-1083, ISSN: 0140-0118

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D Barkley, HM Blackburn, SJ Sherwin, 2008, Direct optimal growth analysis for timesteppers, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol: 57, Pages: 1435-1458, ISSN: 0271-2091

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Barkley D, Blackburn HM, Sherwin SJ, 2008, Direct optimal growth analysis for timesteppers, 14th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems, Pages: 1435-1458

Methods are described for transient growth analysis of flows with arbitrary geometric complexity, where in particular the flow is not required to vary slowly in the streamwise direction. Emphasis is on capturing the global effects arising from localized convective stability in streamwise-varying flows. The methods employ the 'timestepper's approach' in which a nonlinear Navier-Stokes code is modified to provide evolution operators for both the forward and adjoint linearized equations. First, the underlying mathematical treatment in primitive flow variables is presented. Then, details are given for the inner level code modifications and outer level eigenvalue and SVD algorithms in the timestepper's approach. Finally, some examples are shown and guidance provided on practical aspects of this type of large-scale stability analysis. Copyright (C) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Conference paper

Khir AW, Sherwin SJ, 2008, Special issue on theoretical, computational, and experimental biofluid mechanics, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART H-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE, Vol: 222, Pages: I-I, ISSN: 0954-4119

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Pedley TJ, 2008, Special issue on theoretical, computational, and experimental biofluid mechanics. Foreword., Proc Inst Mech Eng H, Vol: 222, Pages: i-iv, ISSN: 0954-4119

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Broadhurst MS, Sherwin SJ, 2008, Helical instability and breakdown of a batchelor trailing vortex, 14th European Conference for Mathematics in Industry, Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages: 191-195

Conference paper

de Vecchi A, Sherwin SJ, Graham JMR, 2008, FLOW PAST A CURVED PIPE IN DIFFERENT IN-LINE CONFIGURATIONS UNDERGOING FORCED TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS, 9th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration, Publisher: ACAD SCI CZECH REPUBLIC, INST THERMOMECHANICS, Pages: 413-418

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