20122020
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Dr James Scobie is a Lecturer and a member of the Turbomachinery Research Centre.

James obtained a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath, followed by a PhD in experimental gas turbine fluid dynamics. On graduation he continued as a Post-doctoral Research Associate before being appointed as a Prize Fellow in 2015. Previously he has spent time working for Rolls-Royce plc.

Research

James’s research is in the efficient use and management of gas turbine secondary air systems used for turbine cooling. Areas of interest include:

  • Experimental modelling of hot-gas ingestion through turbine rim seals
  • Fluid dynamics of rotating flow systems
  • Novel shaft sealing technologies
  • Interaction of sealing and mainstream flows in turbines 

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Gas turbine technologies
  • Internal air systems and seals
  • Thermal imaging techniques

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Projects 2015 2020

Compressors
Rotors
Gas turbines
Jet engines
Buoyancy
Brushes
Fluid dynamics
Seals
Gas turbines
Porous materials

Research Output 2012 2018

  • 17 Conference contribution
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Design of an Air-cooled Radial Turbine Part 1: Computational Modelling

Zhang, Y., Duda, T., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Redwood, A. & Copeland, C. 12 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-76378

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

Turbines
Coolants
Air
Rotors
Wheels

Design of an Air-Cooled Radial Turbine Part 2: Experimental Measurements of Heat Transfer

Zhang, Y., Duda, T., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Redwood, A. & Copeland, C. 12 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-76384

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

Turbines
Heat transfer
Air
Rotors
Temperature
Leakage (fluid)
Stators
Flow structure
Seals
Wheels

Datasets

Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens

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

Dataset