Rank Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering
Paul Tucker is interested in taking PhD students.
Professor Paul Tucker is Rank Professor of Engineering and works within the Turbomachinery, Energy and Fluid Mechanics Division at the University of Cambridge. His key research interest is the computation of unsteady, turbulent, complex geometry aerodynamic flows.
Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Professor Tucker worked as a Professor in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at the University of Swansea leading aerospace. Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Warwick. He is an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal and a member of the ACME board.
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His current research heavily focuses on improving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in aerospace, especially turbomachinery. Much of Professor Tucker's work uses Large Eddy Simulation (LES) techniques.
Some current research projects are listed below:
Professor Tucker teaches: Computational Fluid Dynamics and the Turbomachinery Project (Turboexpander) GA2.
Professor Tucker's publications are here.
The book below (left hand image) was published September 2013. It looks at the current status of computational aerodynamics and explores future methods and needs.
The Royal Society Theme issue (right hand side image) outlines how the growth of aircraft will potentially impact on the environment in around the next 20 years and how computational modelling is likely to greatly help reduce this impact. The issue discusses the challenges and tremendous changes that are likely to occur in aerodynamics simulation in the next 20 years and the paramount role that simulation will play in creating environmentally friendly aircraft.