EmilyManchester

I am a final year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering where I conduct scale-resolving computational fluid dynamic simulations of patients with aortic valve disease and different aortic valve prostheses. This research focuses on laminar-to-turbulence transition and understanding the effects of turbulence on aortic haemodynamics and biomechanics. The results will be used to improve current prosthesis designs and develop new options.

I completed my undergraduate studies in Mathematics at The University of Sheffield, where I developed an interest in fluid mechanics and continued my studies with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University. The following two years I worked as a CFD Engineer for a leading consultancy company where I gained extensive experience with aerodynamic analysis, development and optimisation of high performance race cars.

Biography

DateQualifications
October 2017 - Present

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, UK

2015 - 2017

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer

TotalSim, UK

2014 - 2015
 

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Cranfield University, UK

2011 - 2014

BSc in Mathematics

University of Sheffield, UK

Research Interests

My research interests primarily include fluid mechanics and numerical modelling, with a focus on transitional and turbulent flows. My research project involves patient-specific numerical modelling of the aorta of patient’s having undergone aortic valve replacement. This research pays particular attention to transitional modelling, analysing the influence of different valves on laminar to turbulence transition. Numerical models include computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interactions, with results used to improve current prosthesis designs and develop new options.

Project Title

"Understanding the effects of turbulence and transition in patients with aortic valve disease and different aortic valve prostheses".

Supervisors

Prof Xiao Yun Xu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Publications

Manchester EL, Xu XY. The effect of turbulence on transitional flow in the FDA's benchmark nozzle model using large-eddy simulation. Int J Numer Meth Biomed Engng. 2020; e3389. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnm.3389

Awards and Funding

  • Fully funded PhD scholarship awarded by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
  • “Aerospace MSc Bursary” awarded The Royal Academy of Engineering and The Royal Aeronautical Society

Contact Details

OFFICE

ACEX 1M17, Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

London, SW7 2AZ, UK

OFFICE PHONE 

+44 (0)207 594 2562

Email
e.manchester17@imperial.ac.uk