Mechanical Engineering


Webinar: Sound, flames and aerodynamics for a zero-carbon future

11 October 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Explore the latest findings on sound, flames and aerodynamics with guest speaker Professor Aimee Morgans, Professor of Thermofluids at Imperial College London.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Nelia Jurado – UCL Mechanical Engineering

What the webinar will address

In this talk, Professor Morgans will be presenting her latest findings on sound (aeroacoustics), flames and aerodynamics for a low carbon future, including thermoacoustic instability and bluff body aerodynamics. 

The aerodynamic drag of a road vehicle is the dominant source of driving resistance at high speeds; Professor Morgans will be speaking on the newest insights into the wake behind the vehicle, including the modelling, simulation and active control of random bi-modal wake switching events. 

The talk will also touch upon...

  • The fundamentals of thermoacoustic instability;
  • Some of the multi-scale methods available for its computational prediction;
  • Research avenues relevant to the move towards zero-carbon fuels; and
  • How bluff body aerodynamics can contribute to energy demand reduction for electric road vehicles.

The talk will be taking place on 11 October from 1–2pm via Zoom. Do come along!

About the Speaker

Professor Aimee Morgans

Professor of Thermofluids at Imperial College London

Professor Aimee Morgans
Aimee Morgans' research interests are in aeroacoustics, thermoacoustics, aerodynamics and flow control. She studied an undergraduate degree in Engineering at Cambridge University, remaining at Cambridge for a PhD on aeroacoustics. She then held a Royal Academy of Engineering five-year Research Fellowship in the UK, joining Imperial College as a Lecturer in 2007. She has been at Imperial since, becoming Professor in 2017. She formerly held a five-year European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and currently holds a five-year ERC Consolidator Grant, both on thermoacoustic instability. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2021.