Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Gavita Regunath BEng, MSc, PhD

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Research Associate


Member of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes since 2007.


  • BEng(hons) Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, 1999
  • MSc (Eng) Control and Systems Engineering Dynamics University of Sheffield, 2002
  • PhD, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Sheffield University, 2007

Outline main research interests 

  • Experimental and numerical investigation into the aero-acoustic interactions in gas turbines.
  • Data analysis and signal processing.
  • Measurement and advanced flow visualisation techniques
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Fuel Injector Flows
  • Combustion System Aerodynamics

Research group:

  • Applied Aerodynamics

Selected projects

  • NEWAC – New Aero Engine Concepts, EU FP6, 2007 – 2009.
  • TECC-AE - Technologies Enhancement for Clean Combustion in Aero Engines, EU FP7, 2009 – 2012.
  • NADIT – Novel Aerodynamic Design and Integration Technologies, TSB, 2013-2016.

Recent publications

Regunath, GS, Zimmerman, WB, Rees, JM (2016) Dual-plane PIV investigation of acoustically excited jets in a swirl nozzle, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 23(2), pp.83-89, ISSN: 1023-5809. DOI: 10.5194/npg-23-83-2016.

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External roles and responsibilities 

  • Member of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Combustion Aerodynamics