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Research interests

My research uses experimental and analytical techniques to give physical understanding and to inform low-order models of unsteady flow. This is of particular importance to engineers designing new technologies where the unsteady component of the flow is substantial, e.g. tidal turbines and urban air taxis. In these cases, resolving the full unsteady flowfield using Computational Fluid Dynamics is prohibitively expensive. Neglecting unsteady effects in these scenarios and computing the time-average will lead to inaccurate design calculations. Using experiments to inform low-order models, however, enables accurate, low-cost design calculations. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with me on the subject of experimental/analytical modelling of unsteady flow in either the aerospace or marine environment, please get in touch.

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 20 Oct 2012

Engineering, Master of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 27 Jun 2008

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Research Output

  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Paper

An unsteady pressure probe for the measurement of flow unsteadiness in tidal channels

Young, A., Clark, C., Atkins, N. & Germain, G., 30 Aug 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Improving tidal turbine efficiency using winglets

Young, A., Smyth, A., Bajpai, V., Augarde, R., Farman, J. R. & Sequeira, C., 1 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Effect of 3D Geometry on Unsteady Gust Response, Using a Vortex Lattice Model

Smyth, A. S., Young, A. M. & Di Mare, L., 6 Jan 2019, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum: Special Session: Unsteady Aerodynamics - gusts II. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 20 p. (AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The interaction of a Sears-type sinusoidal gust with a cambered aerofoil in the presence of non-uniform streamwise flow

Young, A. & Smyth, A. S., 2 Dec 2019, (Acceptance date) AIAA SciTech Forum, 6-10 January 2020, Orlando, FL. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
30 Downloads (Pure)