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The Aeodynamics and Flight Mechanics group host a weekly seminar series during term time with a wide range of internal and external, UK and overseas speakers.   Everyone is welcome!

All talks begin at 16:15 in 13/3021. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 16:00 in the Lilley Room (13/5019, Tizard).  Questions/comments can be directed to Davide Lasagna, 13/5083, (tel: +44(0)23 8059 4907, internal: 24907).  The timetable for this semester is shown below:





30 January 2019

Dr Jonathan West – University of Southampton

The Analytical Dimensions of Microfluidics: Biomedical Applications

6 February 2019

Prof Sergei Chernyshenko – Imperial College

Accelerating time averaging using auxiliary functions

13 February 2019

Guanda Yang – University of Southampton


Luis Blay Esteban – University of Southampton

Aerodynamic shape optimisation of benchmark problems


Disks falling into turbulence

20 February 2019

Dr Xiaolu Wang – University of Southampton


Timothy Foat – University of Southampton

Large Eddy Simulation on a Heaving Wing with Inflow Turbulence Effects Analysis



27 February 2019

Prof Pierangelo Masarati – Politecnico di Milano

Rotorcraft-Pilot Couplings (RPCs): adding "Bio" to "Aero-Servo-Elasticity (BASE)

6 March 2019

Prof Giuseppe Quaranta – Politecnico di Milano

Rotorcraft flight safety: challenges from the aircraft design point of view

13 March 2019

Dr Claudia Nicolai – University of Southampton

Wakes of wall-bounded turbulent flows past patches of circular cylinders

20 March 2019

Dr John Craske – Imperial College London

The energetics of moving between statistically steady states in flows driven by wind and buoyancy

27 March 2019

Dr Michel van Rooij – NLR 

Reduced Order Models Using CFD

1 May 2019

Dr Davide Lasagna – University of Southampton

Periodic Turbulence

8 May 2019

Dr Dan Lucas – Keele University

Layers, instabilities and relaminarisation in horizontally shearing stratified flows

15 May 2019

Prof Anne Juel – University of Manchester


22 May 2019

Dr Elena Marensi – University of Sheffield

Optimisation in pipe flows

29 May 2019

Prof Jerry Westerweel – TU Delft

Fluid Mechanics of Rowing & Swimming

Our seminar series is organised by Dr Davide Lasagna. If you would like to give a seminar, or have a suggestion for a seminar speaker, please contact him.


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