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Dan Sykes PhD

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Research Associate

Research Group: 
Applied Aerodynamics

 

Research Interests:
Combustion System Aerodynamics, Atomisation, Fuel Injector Flows, Liquid Film Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Optical Diagnostic Techniques.

Background

Research associate in Applied Aerodynamics

Education:

  • BEng(hons) Aeronautical Engineering, University of Brighton, 2016
  • PhD, ‘Deposition, spreading and phase transition of liquid films on automotive injectors’, University of Brighton, 2016-Ongoing

     

Past Positions:

  • Part-time lecturer in computer automated design (CAD), 2017-2018

Research

Experimental characterisation of near-field injector flows through the use and development of optical diagnostic techniques.

Publications and Awards

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Publications

  • D. Sykes, D. S. Guillaume, R. Pearson, M. Gold, C. Crua, Visual analyses of EOI liquid structures and the behaviour of nozzle surface-bound fuel in a direct injection (2019), In: International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants, San Antonio, USA. DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0059
  • M. Gold, R. Pearson, J. E. Turner, D. Sykes, V. Stetsyuk, G. D. Sercey, C. Crua, F. Koukouvinis, M. Gavaises, Simulation and Measurement of Transient Fluid Phenomena within Diesel Injection (2019), In: International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants, San Antonio, USA. DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0066
  • J. E. Turner, D. Sykes, D. S. Guillaume, V. Stetsyuk, C. Crua, R. Pearson, M. Gold, A quantitative analysis of nozzle surface-bound fuel for diesel injectors (2017), In: ILASS–Europe 2017, 28th Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Valencia, Spain. DOI: 10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4661
  • V. Sechenyh, J. E. Turner, D. Sykes, D. J. Duke, A. B. Swantek, K. E. Matusik, A. L. Kastengren, C. F. Powell, A. Viera, R. Payri, C. Crua, Quantification of diesel injector dribble using 3D reconstruction from x-ray and DBI imaging 2017), In: ILASS–Europe 2017, 28th Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Valencia, Spain. DOI: 10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4742

Awards

  • Awarded the Paul Eisenklam Travel Award for young researchers valued at £1000 in August 2017, enabling travel to ILASS 2017 in Valencia, Spain.