Imperial College London

DrJoaquimPeiro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aerodynamics
 
 
 
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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

 

Applied Computational Aerodynamics - AE4-404

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

Lecturer

Applications of Fluid Dynamics - AE4-401

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 - AEM-AAE02

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 Aerodynamics - AEM-AAE08

Aims

The course presents an advanced description of the aerodynamics of wings and aerofoil sections.  Methods for the analysis and prediction of 2-D as well as 3-D flows over aerofoils and wings are covered, together with an introduction to procedures for quantitative design.  The notable features of wing and aerofoil aerodynamics are outlined, including transition and the analysis of viscous flows, and the effects of structural flexibility.  Basic methods for aerofoil and wing design are introduced.


The aim of the course is to give students:

  • A sufficient body of knowledge of the nature of such flows that they may grasp the essential aerodynamic principles applied to wing design.
  • Some (necessarily limited) familiarity with techniques for analysis, prediction and measurement of such flows, and an awareness of the limitations of the various techniques.
  • An introduction to quantitative design procedures.
     

Role

Lecturer