Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in High Speed Aerodynamics



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Paul Bruce is a lecturer in the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College London.  Before coming to Imperial in 2011, he spent two years as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where he also obtained his PhD from in 2009.  His primary research interests are in the field of experimental high speed aerodynamics and include shock wave / boundary layer interaction and unsteady effects in compressible flow.



Rabey P, Jammy SP, Bruce P, et al., Two-dimensional unsteadiness map of oblique shock wave/boundary layer interaction with sidewalls, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN:0022-1120

Peacocke L, Bruce P, Santer M, Coupled aero-structural modelling of deployable aero-decelerators for Mars entry, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, ISSN:0022-4650

Grossman I, Bruce P, Sidewall gap effects on oblique shock wave-boundary layer interactions, Aiaa Journal, ISSN:0001-1452

Gramola M, Bruce PJK, Santer M, 2019, Photogrammetry for accurate model deformation measurement in a supersonic wind tunnel, Experiments in Fluids, Vol:60, ISSN:0723-4864

Grossman I, Bruce P, 2018, Confinement effects on regular-irregular transition in shock wave-boundary layer interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:853, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:171-204

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