Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Dalila Ammour Eng, Master, PhD

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Research Associate



  • Computational Fluids Dynamic Study of Turbulent Flows, Heat transfer, Applied Aerodynamics and Combustion Processes.

Past Positions:

  • Part Time Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Manchester, 2009-2013
  • Research Student, The University of Manchester, 2009-2013
  • Marine Engineer in Construction and Reparation Marine Company, Algeria, 2007-2009


  • Engineer Degree in Marine Engineering, USTO Oran University, Algeria, 2005
  • Master Degree, University of Manchester and USTO Oran University, 2007
  • PhD, ‘Highly resolved LES and Tests of the Effectiveness of RANS Models for the Computation of Challenging Natural Convection Cases’, The University of Manchester, 2013

key awards and accomplishments

  • EPSRC Research Bursary 2009-2012. The University of Manchester.
  • Award for Best Poster Presentation, 14th December 2011. Prize Offered by The University of Manchester.
  • Award for Best Poster Presentation, 1st July 2010. Prize Offered by The University of Manchester.
  • Award for Best Master Degree Student in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
  • Award for Best Engineer Degree in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.

Outline main research interests 

Numerical Simulation of Pedestals Tiles Using Different Modelling Approaches like RANS and LES. Implementation and Development of SGS Pedestal Model to Resolve High Number of Pedestals in Lean Burn Combustor Liners.

  • Turbulence
  • Turbulence Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Heat and Mass transfer (conjugate heat transfer
  • Natural and mixed convection)
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Combustion and Fire
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Hydrodynamics

Research group: Applied Aerodynamics

Past research projects

  • URANS and highly Resolved LES Numerical Investigation of Buoyant Flows Within Vertical and Tilted Cavities.
  • Highly Resolved LES of Unsteady Buoyant Flow Inside Horizontal Annulus Penetration (found in Nuclear Reactors).
  • Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flow Around Different Aerodynamic and Hydrodynamic Profiles.

Current teaching responsibilities

Part Time Teaching Assistant, The University of Manchester:

  • Regularly Preparing Tutorials and Labs for Undergraduate and MSc Students in Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and CFD Tools like FLUENT and CCM+ and Programming Tools like FORTRAN and MATLAB, Regularly Teaching Tutorials (Theory) and Practical Labs (Experiment) for Undergraduate and MSc Students.

Tutor at InstaEdu Online Teaching:

  • Prepare Written Courses for Students and Help Them in Several Fields: Mathematics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Science and Foreign Languages (English, French, Arabic).

Recent publications

  • Ammour, D and Page, G (2017) The Sub-Grid-Scale Approach for Modelling the Impingement Cooling Flow in the Combustor Pedestal Tile, Journal of Heat Transfer: Transactions of the ASME, ISSN: 1528-8943.

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External roles and responsibilities 

  • Supervise Final Year Research Projects of MSc Students.