Engineering and the Environment

Andrew Wheeler

Primary position:
Lecturer in Experimental Aerodynamics

Background

The University of Southampton

Andrew Wheeler obtained his PhD from Cambridge University at the Whittle Laboratory. He has held positions at the University of Oxford as the Rolls-Royce Research Fellow, and prior to his current position he was a lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are related to turbomachinery aerodynamics, unsteady flows, dense gas dynamics and heat transfer. He has worked widely in the field of turbomachinery aerodynamics and has undertaken and managed experiments in both high-speed and low-speed flows. He is experienced in the use of fast-response sensors, and pressure and temperature instrumentation for continuous and transient facilities. He has also used and developed computational tools to investigate and simulate turbomachinery flows. He is currently teaching the SESA2005 Propulsion course.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Wheeler, Andrew P.S. and Ong, J. (2013) The role of dense gas dynamics on organic rankine cycle turbine performance. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135, (10), 102603-[9pp]. (doi:10.1115/1.4024963).
Wheeler, Andrew P. S. and Saleh, Zainab (2013) Effect of cooling injection on transonic tip flows. Journal of Propulsion and Power, n/a, 1-8. (doi:10.2514/1.B34657).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S. (2012) Tip-leakage losses in subsonic and transonic blade rows. Journal of Turbomachinery, 135, (1), 011029-[7pp]. (doi:10.1115/1.4006424).
Fawcett, Richard J., Wheeler, Andrew P.S., He, Li and Taylor, Rupert (2012) Experimental investigation into unsteady effects on film cooling. Journal of Turbomachinery, 134, (2), 021015-1-021015-9. (doi:10.1115/1.4003053).
Korakianitis, T., Hamakhan, I.A., Rezaienia, M.A., Wheeler, A.P.S., Avital, E.J. and Williams, J.J.R. (2012) Design of high-efficiency turbomachinery blades for energy conversion devices with the three-dimensional prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (CIRCLE) method. Applied Energy, 89, (1), 215-227. (doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.07.004).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S. (2012) Physics on tap. Physics Education, 47, (4), 403-408. (doi:10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/403).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Morad, Samir, Buchholz, Noor and Knight, Martin M. (2012) The shape of the urine stream — from biophysics to diagnostics. PLoS ONE, 7, (10), e47133-[7pp]. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047133). (PMID:23091609).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Atkins, Nicholas R. and He, Li (2011) Turbine blade tip heat transfer in low speed and high speed flows. Journal of Turbomachinery, 133, (4), 041025-1-041025-9. (doi:10.1115/1.4002424).
Zhang, Q., O’Dowd, D. O., He, L., Wheeler, A. P. S., Ligrani, P. M. and Cheong, B. C. Y. (2011) Overtip shock wave structure and its impact on turbine blade tip heat transfer. Journal of Turbomachinery, 133, (4), 041001. (doi:10.1115/1.4002949).
Wheeler, Andrew P. S., Sofia, Alessandro and Miller, Robert J. (2009) The effect of leading-edge geometry on wake interactions in compressors. Journal of Turbomachinery, 131, (4), 041013-1-041013-8. (doi:10.1115/1.3104617).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Miller, Robert J. and Hodson, Howard P. (2007) The effect of wake induced structures on compressor boundary-layers. Journal of Turbomachinery, 129, (4), 705-712. (doi:10.1115/1.2720499).

Book Section

Fawcett, Richard J., Wheeler, Andrew P. S., He, Li and Taylor, Rupert (2010) Experimental investigation into unsteady effects on film cooling. In, ASME Conference Proceedings: Heat Transfer, Parts A and B. ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea, and Air , ASME, 1491-1502. (doi:10.1115/GT2010-22603).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Atkins, Nicholas R. and He, Li (2009) Turbine blade tip heat transfer in low speed and high speed flows. In, ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (GT2009). Heat Transfer, Parts A and B. ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (GT2009) New York, US, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 349-359. (doi:10.1115/GT2009-59404).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S. and Miller, Robert J. (2008) Compressor wake/leading-edge interactions at off design incidences. In, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (GT2008). Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C. ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea, and Air (GT2008) New York, US, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1795-1806. (doi:10.1115/GT2008-50177).
Wheeler, Andrew P. S., Sofia, Alessandro and Miller, Robert J. (2007) The effect of leading-edge geometry on wake interactions in compressors. In, ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 6: Turbo Expo 2007, Parts A and B. ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea, and Air , American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1769-1779. (Asme Conference Proceedings). (doi:10.1115/GT2007-27802).
Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Miller, Robert J. and Hodson, Howard P. (2006) The effect of wake induced structures on compressor boundary-layers. In, ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 6: Turbomachinery, Parts A and B. ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea and Air , American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1875-1885. (Asme Conference Proceedings). (doi:10.1115/GT2006-90892).

Conference or Workshop Item

Wheeler, Andrew P.S. and Sandberg, R.D. (2013) Direct numerical simulations of a transonic tip flow with free-stream disturbances. In, ASME Turbine Blade Tip Symposium & Course Week, Hamburg, DE, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2013.
Wheeler, Andrew P.S. and Sandberg, R.D. (2012) Direct numerical simulation of a transonic turbine tip flow. In, ISUAAAT-13 (2012). The 13th International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines, Tokyo, JP, 11 - 14 Sep 2012.
 

Research

Research Interests

  • Turbomachinery aerodynamics
    - Aero-engine and gas-turbine transonic high pressure turbines
    - Organic Rankine Cycle turbines
  • Unsteady flows
    - Wake interactions and unsteady transition to turbulence
  • Heat transfer
    - Effects of compressibility and turbulence on turbine heat transfer

Primary research group:  Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Research projects

Increasing the performance of heat recovery systems using high pressure ratio Organic Rankine Cycle Turbines

The effects of high speed flows on transonic turbine tip heat transfer and efficiency

Contact

Dr Andrew Wheeler
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 13/5089