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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

This is the homepage for the Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery Division.

This Division includes research into acoustics, aerodynamics, combustion, energy use and generation, fluid mechanics and turbomachinery. The Head of Division is Professor Nick Collings. The research spans from fundamental investigations of turbulent flows, to a wide range of applications including aircraft, internal combustion engines and environmental fluid dynamics. Much of the research is aimed towards reducing pollutants and noise, and is characterised by the closest integration between experiment and modelling. Further details are given under the three main research groups listed on the left.

The Division has collaborations with a variety of different industries. In particular, the University Gas Turbine Partnership (UGTP), a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Rolls-Royce plc, involves over 20 academic staff in the Division. Its remit is to provide an integrated approach to the fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of gas turbines, compression and other systems critical to Rolls-Royce by linking research in the areas of turbomachinery, aerodynamics, noise and vibration, combustion, heat transfer and advanced cycles.

Latest news

Congratulations to our Course Director

25 June 2020

Congratulations to our Course Director, Dr Eugene Shwageraus for his promotion to Reader in Nuclear Energy Systems Engineering.

Congratulations to Una Davies on her IET Award

16 June 2020

Many congratulations to Una Davies, PhD Student and former Nuclear Energy MPhil student on receiving her Postgraduate Research Award from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Una's research focused on capturing multi physics effects in safety analysis of sodium-cooled fast reactors, and she is involved in a...

NE MPhil Course Visit in 2019

16 January 2020

Visit to Addenbrooke's Nuclear Medicine Department During the visit of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, we were given the opportunity to see applications of nuclear sciences to healthcare. By far the thing which surprised us the most was how heavily reliant on physics and engineering modern...

Congratulations to Claire Collins, NE MPhil Student on her swimming achievement

6 November 2019

Congratulations to Claire Collins, Nuclear Energy MPhil Student, for achieving a University Record in the 100m breaststroke and Blues Times in the 50 and 100m breaststroke at the East Region Winter Championships.

Una Davies, PhD Student, Visit to China

6 November 2019

Una Davies, PhD Student, attended the 2nd RCM of the IAEA CRP on Neutronics Benchmark of CEFR Start-Up Tests last week in Beijing. 28 participants across 17 countries gathered to share their results for the blind phase of the calculations, before taking a tour of the CIAE facilities in downtown Beijing and a visit to the...

4th Year Project Deadlines

29th May 2019
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.

 

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