Canberra Branch AGM and PhD Student Presentations
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Canberra Branch AGM will be held on Tuesday 11 November 2014.
Agenda will include:
- Introduction and Apologies
- Review of the Minutes of the 2013 AGM
- Chairman’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Election of Committee for 2015
- Any Other Business
Minutes for 2013 AGM, Audited Financial Statement for 2013-14, 2014 Chairman’s Report and 2014 Treasurer's Report are posted at http://www.raes.org.au/raes-australia/canberrabranch/. Please note that any motions to be put at the AGM must be notified to the Secretary beforehand. Business of the AGM will be brief.
Afterwards postgraduate students SQLDR Evan Smith and Tremayne Kaseman will give presentations on their research in two very different fields of aeronautics.
After a gas turbine engine shuts down, convection can cause asymmetric cooling and consequent bowing of the compressor shaft. Attempts to restart in this condition may severely damage an engine, and threaten airworthiness and operational capability. SQNLDR Smith's research uses a combination of 3-D conjugate heat transfer (CHT), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) to model the thermal bow behaviour. His research analyses a range of shaft and case design parameters, installation designs, and environmental and operational effects on the onset time, duration, axial location and severity of the shaft deformation.
Computational fluid dynamics has become a core design tool in the aerospace industry. Tremayne Kaseman’s research focuses on experimental validation of low density, hypersonic flows; which from a CFD standpoint are particularly interesting because the flow density sits between applicable density ranges of two general CFD methods. With appropriate modifications these two methods should overlap, but when both approaches are applied to the same problem, flow predictions conflict. The research aims to provide experimental data for comparison with simulations and obtain a thorough understanding of hypersonic flow on a particular tick-mark shape body. This will serve as an experimental benchmark against which CFD predictions can be checked to determine validity of the codes to low density, hypersonic flows.
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Royal Aeronautical Society - Canberra Branch
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