Rolls Royce UTCin Combustion System Aerothermal Processes


Dr Parviz Behrouzi BSc, MSc, DIC, PhD

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Research Associate

Research Group: 
Applied Aerodynamics


Research Interests:
Experimental fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, jet propulsion flow, heat transfer, experimental investigation of flows through gas turbine combustion systems.



  • Ph.D. and DIC, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • MSc (Eng.) and BSc (Eng.), Mechanical Engineering Department, Aryamehr University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Past Positions:

  • 1989-1991: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Imperial College, London
  • 1991-present: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Loughborough University
  • 1980-1985: Ministry of Power Generation, Tehran, Iran
  • 1979-1980: Lecturer, Balochestan University, Zahedan, Iran


Selected research projects:

  • Experimental techniques (LDA, PIV, LIF, etc) for complex turbulent flows especially applied to high Mach number exhaust nozzle propulsion systems.
  • Design of experimental rigs
  • CFD validation study
  • Programming in FORTRAN, C, LabView, etc.
  • Majority of the past and current research projects are undertaken in conjunction with the BAESYSTEMS and Rolls Royce at Loughborough University and include various investigations into the aerodynamic features on nozzle flows, heat transfer and engine internal flow such as:
    • 5-hole probe and hot-wire measurements of flow through BR700 and Trent engines.
    • Design and commission of a supersonic nozzle test facility
    • Design and commission of high speed effusion rig.
    • Unconventional nozzle/airframe integration research
    • A CFD coupled acoustics approach for the prediction of coaxial jet noise
    • Experimental studies of mixing enhancement of a jet in co-flowing stream using tabs
    • Development of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique for vortical flows
    • CFD code evaluation for vortical flows associated with nozzle and ASTOVL aircraft
    • Design and commission of the water tunnel flow for studies of STOVL aircraft flows

Publications and Awards

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