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

 

Aircraft Systems Engineering and Aerial Vehicle Technologies - AERO97067

Aims

Aircraft Systems Engineering
This course is intended to give the student an awareness and understanding of the properties and behaviour of engineering systems and the systems engineering process.
 
UAV and MAV Technologies
The course provides an overview of structural and aerodynamic design of MAV and UAVs, their control and multiple applications. It will examine the specific differences in the design process for UAVs as well as the challenges in the wider adoption of UAVs, including operation in controlled airspace and interoperability with piloted aircraft.

Role

Lecturer

Applied Computational Aerodynamics - AERO97051

Aims

  1. 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

Lecturer

Applications of Fluid Dynamics - AERO97006

Aims

To explore a number of applications of fluid dynamics to areas within and beyond aeronautics, in fields such as convective heat and mass transfer, wind energy, bio-fluid mechanics, and road vehicle aerodynamics. At the same time the course aims to deepen the understanding of the physics and governing equations of fluid dynamics.

Specifically in the four parts of the course students will:

(i) obtain an understanding of the flow features around road vehicles, how this generates aerodynamic forces and affects vehicle performance;

(ii) learn how to apply fluid mechanics to describe the mechanics of flow in the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems;

(iii) gain some basic knowledge of the physical principles of operation of wind turbines and a good understanding of methods for their analysis and design; and

(iv) understand the way in which fluid mechanics may be combined with thermodynamics to model the transport of heat and mass.

Role

Lecturer

Aircraft Systems Engineering and Aerial Vehicle Technologies - AERO97019

Aims

Aircraft Systems Engineering
This course is intended to give the student an awareness and understanding of the properties and behaviour of engineering systems and the systems engineering process.
 
UAV and MAV Technologies
The course provides an overview of structural and aerodynamic design of MAV and UAVs, their control and multiple applications. It will examine the specific differences in the design process for UAVs as well as the challenges in the wider adoption of UAVs, including operation in controlled airspace and interoperability with piloted aircraft.

Role

Lecturer