Imperial College London

ProfessorJoaquimPeiro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Engineering Computation
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5051j.peiro Website

 
 
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Location

 

214City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Applications of Fluid Dynamics - AERO97006

Aims

This module explores a number of applications of fluid dynamics to areas within and beyond aeronautics, in fields such as wind energy, bio-fluid mechanics, and road vehicle aerodynamics. At the same time the course will deepen the understanding of the physics and governing equations of fluid dynamics.

Role

Course Leader

Applied Computational Aerodynamics - AERO97051

Aims

The main objective of the course is to develop the engineering skills required for the students to become intelligent users of aerodynamic simulation codes.

The course will concentrate on familiarising students with the key numerical methods utilised for solving the governing equations of fluid dynamics for aerodynamic design. Students will learn the basic numerical and aerodynamic concepts required by using existing open-source and commercial computer programs to simulate and analyse aerodynamic flows. Through the use of project-based learning, via a combination of lectures and practical assignments, the course will build on the students’ prior knowledge of aerodynamics so that they can effectively design, set-up, perform, validate and assess the accuracy of simulations via computational codes.    

The aim of the course is to give students:

(i)         A sufficient body of knowledge and an appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of computational aerodynamics tools for them to become good users.

(ii)        An increase awareness of the computational aerodynamic tools available to them and an ability to choose the right tool for a given analysis and design task.

(iii)      Practical experience in the use of panel codes (Xfoil), vortex-lattice codes (AVL), and common commercial CFD packages (Star-CCM+).

(iv)      Competency in the use and evaluation of computational codes for advanced aerodynamic analysis.

Role

Course Leader

Systems Engineering for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - AERO70036

Aims

This module gives the student an introduction to engineering systems and applies the systems engineering tools to the design of UAVs. In the process, it aims to teach the students how to design and control UAVs, which aerodynamic principles are applicable for UAV flight and to show them their multiple applications. It will also examine the challenges in the wider adoption of UAVs, including operation in controlled airspace and interoperability with piloted aircraft. 

Role

Lecturer

Systems Engineering for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - AERO97080

Aims

This module gives the student an introduction to engineering systems and applies the systems engineering tools to the design of UAVs. In the process, it aims to teach the students how to design and control UAVs, which aerodynamic principles are applicable for UAV flight and to show them their multiple applications. It will also examine the challenges in the wider adoption of UAVs, including operation in controlled airspace and interoperability with piloted aircraft. 

Role

Lecturer