Dr Bruce leads a research group in experimental high speed aerodynamics at Imperial, utilising Imperial’s supersonic and hypersonic wind tunnels. His research focuses on how air interacts with objects travelling at high speed, including understanding the shock waves which form on high speed planes and designing atmospheric re-entry vehicles for future space exploration missions. Dr Bruce joined Imperial in 2011 and currently teaches undergraduate courses in aircraft aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics for re-entry vehicles.
et al., 2021, Numerical and experimental studies of the hypersonic flow around a cube at incidence, Acta Astronautica, Vol:183, ISSN:0094-5765, Pages:75-88
et al., 2021, The non-equilibrium dissipation scaling in large Reynolds number turbulence generated by rectangular fractal grids, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:6, ISSN:2469-990X
O'Driscoll D, Santer M, Bruce P, 2021, Design and dynamic analysis of rigid foldable aeroshells for atmospheric entry, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol:58, ISSN:0022-4650, Pages:741-753
et al., 2020, Experimental characterization of the hypersonic flow around a cuboid (vol 61, 151, 2020), Experiments in Fluids: Experimental Methods and Their Applications to Fluid Flow, Vol:61, ISSN:0723-4864, Pages:1-1
O'Driscoll D, Bruce PJ, Santer MJ, 2021, Hypersonic foldable Aeroshell for THermal protection using ORigami (HATHOR): evaluation of deployable structural rigidity during descent, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics