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Dr Clare Bonham MEng, PhD

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Lecturer in Gas Turbine Aerothermal Engineering

Research Group: 
Applied Aerodynamics

 

Research interests:

General interest in internal aerodynamics and heat transfer relating to gas turbine aero engines, including; Heat transfer and cooling strategies, gas-path performance instrumentation, and measurement traceability and uncertainty analysis

Background

Lecturer in Gas Turbine Aerothermal Engineering

Member of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes since 2009.

Specialities:

  • Experimental study of gas turbine aerodynamics and combustion system aerothermal processes.

Education:

  • MEng (hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Loughborough University, 2009
  • PhD, ‘The Development of Accurate Stagnation Temperature Probes for Gas Turbine Engines’, Loughborough University, 2015

Past Positions:

  • Engineering Technologist, Rolls-Royce, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Academic, Loughborough University, 2010
  • Research Student, Loughborough University, 2010-2014
  • Research Associate, Loughborough University, 2014
  • Lecturer in Gas Turbine Aerothermal Engineering, Loughborough University, 2014-present.

Research

The experimental investigation of heat transfer problems related to the flows within gas turbine engines.  This includes the study of gas-path performance instrumentation and combustor cooling systems.

Selected research projects:

  • SILOET - Development of advanced gas-path stagnation temperature probes, TSB, 2010-2012
  • STARGATE - Impact of unsteadiness on gas-path pressure and temperature measurments, EU FP7, 2012-2015
  • CDT Project - Internal heat transfer in combustor cooling systems, 2015-present

Teaching

Aeronautical Engineering, Loughborough University:

  • Engineering Thermodynamics (TT005)
  • Part C and D Individual Projects
  • DIS Tutor

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics:

  • Combustion Cooling

External Activities

  • Member of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Member if the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes
  • Member of the Institution of Mechnical Engineering

Publications and Awards

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Patents:

  • “Dual Skin Total Temperature and Pressure Probe Invention”, Ref: 5113 VJA (pending)