Projects per year
Dr Carl Sangan is a Reader (Associate Professor), Director of Research and the Deputy-Director of the Turbomachinery Research Centre within the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research area is gas turbine engineering, with a particular interest in experimental and theoretical modelling of the flow and heat transfer in rotating disc systems.
Carl obtained an MEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, followed by a PhD in the field of turbomachinery. On graduation he continued as a post-doctoral researcher, before being awarded the University Prize Fellowship in Gas Turbine Engineering in 2012. Carl became a lecturer at the University in 2014, Senior Lecturer in 2017 and Reader in 2020.
Carl's current research focuses on improving the efficiency of gas turbines for power generation and aerospace engines. He currently leads research programmes involving the application of optical methods to enhance understanding of the interaction mechanisms between gas turbine cooling systems and the mainstream gas-path.
Although predominantly funded by EPSRC, much of his work is closely linked to Siemens and Safran Aircraft Engines, where modelling approaches developed from the work are being integrated directly within the design methodology employed at the companies.
Areas of interest across the broader theme of turbomachinery include:
- modelling of hot-gas ingestion through turbine rim seals
- mainstream gas-path aerodynamics and the interaction with the secondary air system
- heat transfer in compressor cavities
- development of novel shaft sealing technologies
- film cooling of turbine blades
- cooled radial turbomachinery
Awards and prizes
- 2011 ASME IGTI Heat Transfer Committee Best Paper Award (GT2011-45310)
- 2016 ASME IGTI Dilip R. Ballal Award
- 2016 University of Bath John Willis Award for Teaching
- 2018 ASME IGTI Heat Transfer Committee Best Paper Award (GT2018-75071)
Willing to supervise doctoral students
Interested in supervising students studying:
- Gas turbine technologies
- Fluid dynamics and heat transfer
- Rotating systems
- Thermal imaging techniques
11/01/17 → 31/12/20
Project: Research council
Copeland, C. & Sangan, C.
1/04/16 → 30/09/17
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
1/10/15 → 31/03/17
Project: Research council
Jones, R. R., Sangan, C. M. & Cleaver, D. J., 30 Apr 2020, In : Optics and Lasers in Engineering. 127, 105874.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile
Wood, L., Jones, R., Pountney, O., Scobie, J., Rees, D. A. S. & Sangan, C., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME. 142, 1, p. 1-42 42 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile63 Downloads (Pure)
Pountney, O., Patinios, M., Tang, H., Luberti, D., Sangan, C., Scobie, J., Owen, M. & Lock, G., 4 Nov 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part A: Journal of Power and Energy.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Darby, P., Mesny, A., De Cosmo, G., Carnevale, M., Lock, G., Scobie, J. & Sangan, C., 22 Jun 2020, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2020-14308
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Darby, P., Mesny, A., De Cosmo, G., Carnevale, M., Lock, G., Scobie, J. & Sangan, C., 18 Feb 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Sangan, C., 1 Jul 2011
Supervisor: Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Wilson, M. A. (External person) (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhDFile