Dr A Duncan Walker BEng, PhD, CEng, MRAeS, FHEA is currently a Senior Lecturer in Applied Aerodynamics at Loughborough University and has over 20 years of research experience in the experimental and computational study of the internal flows within modern gas turbines. His research has a particular focus on the developing new and innovative technologies for future low emission gas turbines. Duncan also undertakes research in ground vehicle aerodynamics and bicycle and rider aerodynamics in elite road racing.
Main research interests:
Experimental and computational study of the internal flows within modern gas turbines. Fundamentally this includes diffusing flows, boundary layer separation, wake mixing, secondary flows, and the effects of swirl, curvature and pressure gradients. This extends to more applied systems such as low emission combustor architectures, the compressor/combustor interface, integrated outlet guide vane design, advanced pre-diffuser development, fuel injector design, the combustor/turbine interface and transition duct aerodynamics.
BEng, PhD, CEng, MRAeS, FHEA