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Prof. Allen is Head of the Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics Research Group. His research field is the development of computational methods for the solution of the governing fluid flow equations, and the generation of computational meshes, for unsteady aerodynamics. Specific research areas include steady and unsteady flow about wings and rotor blades, mesh generation and deformation techniques, aerodynamic optimisation, aerodynamic-structural coupling, data manipulation and interpolation, high-speed combustion modelling, and unsteady vortex methods.
Recent efforts have concentrated on `empowering' technology; generic universal pre-, co-, and post-processing methods that make CFD methods easier to use, and methods to extract maximum information from CFD output. Example include approaches to simplify and automate mesh generation, allow CFD-structural coupling for aeroelastics, surface shape parameterisation and optimisation, system identification, multi-dimensional data interpolation, and adaptive sampling and parameter space metamodelling. All the methods are developed to exploit parallel processing environments, and Prof. Allen is Chair of the University's High Performance Computing (HPC) Executive Committee, and a member of the University HPC Board
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
- Cabot Institute Water Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
1/04/15 → 31/03/18
1/06/13 → 1/06/14
Kedward, L. J., Allen, C. B. & Rendall, T., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition, January 2020, Orlando, FL. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 15 p. AIAA 2020-1294
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
Walsh, J., Berthoud, L. & Allen, C., 16 Sep 2020, In : Acta Astronautica.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Poole, D. J., Allen, C. B. & Rendall, T., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 18 p. AIAA 2020-0404
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)Open AccessFile96 Downloads (Pure)