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Profile

Professor Gary Lock has a Chair in Aerospace Engineering and leads the Turbomachinery Research Centre.

He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011.

Gary arrived at the University of Bath in 1995 with the following career trajectory:

  • Probationary Lecturer, 1995-1997
  • Lecturer,  1997-2001
  • Senior Lecturer, 2001-2008
  • Reader, 2008-2012
  • Professor, 2012
  • Head of Department 2015

Between 1991 and 1995 Gary was a Research Assistant in the Department of Engineering Science and a Fellow of Oriel College, University of Oxford.

He obtained a PhD from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 1991.

Research

Gary's philosophy is:

  • to aspire to excellence in research within a practical, engineering context
  • to publish in prestigious journals with the greatest readership
  • to present at conferences with the most relevant audience of peers
  • to create impact and deliver a competitive advantage to industrial sponsors
  • to collaborate with the top academics in his field
  • and to achieve these aspirations while maintaining an equal excellence in teaching.

His main research activity is the technology associated with land-based gas turbines used to generate power, as well as aero-engines (jets).

Generally such research has been undertaken using turbine-based rigs running close to engine-operating conditions.

Gary's approach is to conduct more fundamental work to measure, to compute and, most importantly, to understand the flow and heat transfer using generic, fully-instrumented experiments specifically designed for optical access and for thermal-imaging techniques.

The understanding obtained from these fundamental investigations assists the interpretation of results obtained for more specific engine conditions and geometries, and this in turn informs their design.

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat recovery cycles
  • Gas turbine technology
  • Measurement techniques

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Projects 2008 2020

Research Output 2001 2019

An advanced single-stage turbine facility for investigating non-axisymmetric contoured endwalls in the presence of purge flow

Jones, R., Pountney, O., Cleton, B., Wood, L., Schreiner, B., Carvalho Batista Soares De Figueiredo, A. J., Scobie, J., Cleaver, D., Lock, G. & Sangan, C., 17 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 17 p. GT2019-90377

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

3 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of Ingress on Flow and Heat Transfer Upstream and Downstream of a Rotating Turbine Disc

Tang, H., Cho, G. H., Patinios, M., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Owen, J. & Lock, G., 26 Apr 2019, In : Aerospace. 6, 5, p. 1-15 15 p., 49.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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4 Downloads (Pure)
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Seals
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Turbines
Stators
Compressed air motors

Flow Instabilities in Gas Turbine Chute Seals

Horwood, J., Hualca Tigsilema, F. P., Wilson, M., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Lock, G., Dahlqvist, J. & Fridh, J., 17 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 14 p. GT2019-90982

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

Datasets

Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens

Sangan, C. (Creator), Lock, G. (Creator), Wilson, M. (Creator), Scobie, J. (Creator), Owen, M. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015

Dataset

Thesis

An Experimental Study of Gas Turbine Rim Seals

Author: Scobie, J., 26 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Wilson, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Computation of Rim-sealed Ingestion for Gas Turbines

Author: Teuber, R., 15 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Wilson, M. (Supervisor) & Lock, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Fluid Dynamics of Hot Gas Ingress

Author: Wang, K., 8 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Sangan, C. (Supervisor) & Lock, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Hot gas ingress through turbine rim seals: Heat transfer and fluid dynamics

Author: Cho, G., 15 Jan 2015

Supervisor: Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Wilson, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Measurement of Ingress through Gas Turbine Rim Seals

Author: Sangan, C., 1 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Wilson, M. A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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