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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery


Key publications: 
  1. N. Swaminathan and K. N. C. Bray (Editors) (2011).  Turbulent Premixed Flames, ISBN - 9780521769617, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  2. Z. M. Nicolaou, J. Y. Chen and N. Swaminathan (2013).  A 5 step reduced mechanism for the combustion of CO/H2/H2O/CH4/CO2 mixtures with low hydrogen/methane and high H2O content. Combust. Flame, 160(1), 56-75, DOI: /10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.09.010.
  3. T. Leung, N. Swaminathan and P. A. Davidson (2012). Geometry and interaction of structures in homogeneous isotropic turbulence. J. Fluid Mech., 710, 453-481, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2012.373.
  4. T. D. Dunstan, N. Swaminatha, and K.N.C. Bray (2012).  Influence of flame geometry on turbulent premixed flame propagation: A DNS investigation. J. Fluid Mech., 709, 191-222, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2012.328.
  5. N. Swaminathan, G. Xu, A. P. Dowling, and R. Balachandran (2011).  Heat release rate correlation and combustion noise, J.  Fluid Mech., 681, 80-115, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2011.232
  6. H. Kolla, J. W. Rogerson, N. Chakraborty and N. Swaminathan (2009).  Scalar dissipation rate modelling and its validation.  Combust. Sci. Tech., 181(4) 518 – 535.
  7. H. Kolla and N. Swaminathan (2010).  Strained flamelets for turbulent premixed flames, II: Laboratory flame results. Combust. Flame, 157, 1274-1289. ISSN 0010-2180.

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Teaching and Supervisions


Lecturer on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer.


Professor N  Swaminathan

Contact Details

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street
+44 (0)1223 332586
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Combustion Theory and Modelling
Stratified combustion
Combustion instability/thermoacoustics
Pollutant Emissions in Gas Turbine Combustion
Combustion instability
Fluid Mechanics
Combustion noise