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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Sam Grimshaw

Dr Sam Grimshaw

MHI Turbomachinery Research Fellow at Girton College

Whittle Laboratory
1 JJ Thompson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0DY
Office Phone: 01223 339 882


May 2015 - present: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Turbomachinery Research Fellow

Feb 2014 - April 2015: Research associate working with MHI

2009 - 2014: PhD Candidate in Engineering (Turbomachinery), Jesus College, Cambridge

2007-2009: Consultant at Arthur D. Little

2002-2006: BA(Hons) and MEng in Thermofluid Engineering, Jesus College, Cambridge

Research Interests

Sam's current research focuses on using experimental and CFD techniques to study off-design compressor performance and unsteady flows in gas turbine exhaust ducts.

Sam's PhD thesis investigated the effect of circumferentially uniform and non-uniform bleed air extraction on compressor performance.


Sam supervises Cambridge Tripos Papers 1A: Mechanical Vibrations, 1B: Mathematical Methods and 3A3: Thermofluids II


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics


Key Publications

Grimshaw, S.D., Pullan, G., and Hynes, T., 2015. Modelling Non-uniform Bleed in Axial Compressors. Paper to be presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal. Recommended for publication in the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery

Grimshaw, S.D., Pullan, G. & Walker, T., 2014. Bleed-Induced Distortion in Axial Compressors. Paper presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Düsseldorf. Recommended for publication in the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery

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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