Howard Hodson is Professor of Aerothermal Engineering at the Whittle Laboratory which is part of the Acoustics, Fluid Mechanics, Turbomachinery and Thermodynamics Division of the Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is also a member of Girton College..
These web pages describe some of the research that is carried out by Howard Hodson, the Post-Doctoral staff and PhD students working with him at the Whittle Laboratory. This research is primarily in the general area of turbine aerodynamics, but includes areas such as heat transfer, measurement instrumentation and data analysis techniques.
The research conducted by this group is in the area of turbine aerodynamics, heat transfer and developing new flow measurement technologies. The research group utilises both experimental and numerical techniques to obtain a greater understanding of the flow physics. This understanding is then applied in the design of advanced turbines and compressors for power generation, aerospace and automotive applications.
The group is also active in the field of micro-electronic and mechanical systems (MEMS), including their application in sensing and in smart turbomachinery
Downloadable copies of papers, Ph.D. theses and some lecture courses published by the group are available in the publications section.
Choose one of the following research sub-topics:
Ammonia-Diazo technique for flow visualisation and evaluating film cooling effectiveness
Thermochromic Liquid Crystals for flow visualisation and heat transfer measurement
Other Flow Visualisation Techniques
Pressure Probes for traversing/flow field measurement
Using the method of least squares for fast response pressure probes and hot-wires
Using the method of least squares to improve the calibration of conventional multi-hole pressure probes
The pages are currently under construction
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