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Dr James Tyacke
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics)


As Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, I am primarily interested in Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of complex flows including Urban Air Mobility Vehicles (Air Taxis), Jet Aeroacoustics, Turbomachinery, Electronics Cooling and Geothermal Energy. Multi-fidelity modelling underpins these areas, both in terms of turbulence modelling and geometry representation. Modern High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures are also being leveraged for both simulation and analysis of large data sets (Big Data), revealing unsteady flow physics.  Further interests include increasing CFD automation, including mesh generation and optimisation, solution analysis and feedback into knowledge-based systems using Machine Learning and AI.

I am currently looking for students to complete a PhD under EPSRC DTP funding at Brunel University London or those who are self-funded.  A range of projects are possible, focusing on multi-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). 

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Newest selected publications

Tyacke, J., Vadlamani, NR., Trojak, W., Watson, R., Ma, Y. and Tucker, PG. (2019) 'Turbomachinery Simulation Challenges and the Future'. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 110. pp. 100554 - 100554. ISSN: 0376-0421 Open Access Link

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Ali, Z., Tyacke, J., Watson, R., Tucker, PG. and Shahpar, S. (2019) 'Efficient preprocessing of complex geometries for CFD simulations'. International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 33 (3). pp. 98 - 114. ISSN: 1061-8562 Open Access Link

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Tyacke, JC., Wang, Z-N. and Tucker, PG. (2019) 'LES–RANS of Installed Ultra-High-Bypass-Ratio Coaxial Jet Aeroacoustics with Flight Stream'. AIAA Journal, 57 (3). pp. 1215 - 1236. ISSN: 0001-1452 Open Access Link

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Wang, ZN., Tyacke, J., Tucker, P. and Boehning, P. (2018) 'Parallel computation of aeroacoustics of industrially relevant complex-geometry aeroengine jets'. Computers and Fluids, 178. pp. 166 - 178. ISSN: 0045-7930 Open Access Link

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Wang, ZN., Tyacke, J. and Tucker, P. (2018) 'Large eddy simulation of serration effects on an ultra-high-bypass-ratio engine exhaust jet'. Comptes Rendus - Mecanique, 346 (10). pp. 964 - 977. ISSN: 1631-0721 Open Access Link

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