Dr Andrew McMullan

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Lecturer, Aerospace and Computational Engineering Group

 

Location: Michael Atiyah Building 133

Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 2538

Email: andrew.mcmullan@le.ac.uk

 

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Personal details

I obtained a Masters Degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leicester, and a PhD in Large Eddy Simulation (LES) from the Department of Engineering of the same institution. I worked at the Aircraft Research Association in Bedford, in the areas of mesh generation and full aircraft simulation. I subsequently joined the Rolls-Royce UTC at Loughborough University.  During my tenure in the Department of Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering, my research focused on the LES of high subsonic turbulent jets for the purposes of noise prediction, and the development and application of LES to axial compressor flows. I re-joined the Department of Engineering in November 2010 as a Teaching Fellow, and was appointed as a Lecturer in April 2013.  I am a Senior Member of the AIAA.

Research

  • Coherent Structures in Turbulent Flow
  • Large Eddy Simulation
  • Direct Numerical Simulation
  • Pollutant dispersion in Urban Street Canyons
  • Reacting and combusting flows

Publications

Journal papers:

  1. “The influence of velocity ratio on the evolution of streamwise vortices in the simulated plane mixing layer.”, S. N. Hug, W. A. McMullan, European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, Vol. 76, 2019, pp. 166-177.
  2. “Spanwise domain effects on streamwise vortices in the plane turbulent mixing layer.” W. A. McMullan, European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, Vol. 67, 2018, pp. 385-396.
  3. “The effect of boundary layer fluctuations on the streamwise vortex structure in simulated plane turbulent mixing layers.” W. A. McMullan, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 68, 2017, pp. 87-101.
  4. “Initial condition effects on large scale structure in numerical simulations of plane mixing layers.” W. A. McMullan, S. J. Garrett, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 28, 2016, 0151111.
  5. “On streamwise vortices in Large Eddy Simulations of Initially Laminar Plane Mixing Layers.” W. A. McMullan, S. J. Garrett, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 59, 2016, pp. 20-32.
  6. “Spanwise domain effects on the evolution of the plane turbulent mixing layer." W. A. McMullan, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 29, 2015 pp. 333-345.
  7. "A CFD study on the effectiveness of tress to disperse road traffic emissions at a city scale." A. P.  R. Jeanjean, G. Hinchcliffe, W. A. McMullan, P. S. Monks, R. J. Leigh, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 120, 2015, pp. 1-14.
  8. Organised large structure in the post-transition mixing layer.  Part 2: Large Eddy Simulation.” W.A. McMullan, S. Gao, C. M. Coats – Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 762, 2015, pp. 302—343.
  9. Investigation of Streamwise and Transverse Instabilities on Swept Cylinders and Implications for Turbine Blading.” J. P. Gostelow, A. Rona, M. De Saint Jean, S. J. Garrett, W. A. McMullan, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol 135, No. 5, 2013, doi:10.1115/1.4007833
  10. Towards Large Eddy Simulation of Gas Turbine Compressors.” W. A. McMullan, G. J. Page, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2011.12.002
  11. Large Eddy Simulation of a compressor cascade and the influence of spanwise domain.” W. A. McMullan, G. J. Page – Proceedings of IMechE Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 25, pp. 817-831, 2011.  doi 10.1177/0957650911409318
  12. Large Eddy Simulation of a Controlled Diffusion Cascade blade.” W.A. McMullan, G.J. Page – Flow Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 207-230, 2011. doi 10.1007/s10494-010-9314-z
  13. Jet Noise:  Acoustic Analogy Informed By Large Eddy Simulation.” S. Karabasov, M. Afsar, T. Hynes, and A. Dowling, W. A. McMullan, C. D. Pokora, G. J. Page, and J. J. McGuirk, AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 1312-1325, 2010.
  14. The effect of inflow conditions on the transition to turbulence in Large Eddy Simulations of spatially-developing mixing layers.” W. A. McMullan, S. Gao, C. M. Coats – International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 30, pp. 1054-1066, 2009.  doi 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2009.07.005
  15. A comparative study of inflow conditions for two- and three-dimensional spatially developing mixing layers using Large Eddy Simulation.” W. A. McMullan, S. Gao, C. M. Coats – International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 55, No.6, pp. 589 – 610, 2007, doi 10.1002/fld.1482.

 

Conference Papers

  1. “Concentration measurements in simulations of the variable density mixing layer.” J. X. Huang, W. A. McMullan, 2018 AIAA Aviation, Atlanta, GA, 2019, AIAA 2018-3865.
  2. “Inflow Condition Effects on Large Eddy Simulations of Variable Density Mixing Layers.” J. X. Huang, S. N. Hug, and W. A. McMullan, 23rd AIAA CFD Conference, Denver, Co, 2017, AIAA 2017-3295.
  3. “Resolved Scalar Mixing in Large Eddy Simulations of a High Reynolds Number Plane Mixing Layer.” S. N. Hug, and W. A. McMullan, 23rd AIAA CFD Conference, Denver, Co, 2017, AIAA 2017-3611.
  4. “Competing stability modes in vortex structure formation.” S. J. Garrett, J. P. Gostelow, and W. A. McMullan, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS DFD, 2015.
  5. “Resolved scalar mixing in Large Eddy Simulations of a low Reynolds number plane mixing layer.” S. N. Hug, and W. A. McMullan, 22nd AIAA CFD Conference, Dallas, TX, 2015,  AIAA 2015-2300.
  6. “The effect of initial conditions on streamwise vortices in the plane turbulent mixing layer.” W. A. McMullan, and S. J. Garrett, 22nd AIAA CFD Conference, Dallas, TX, 2015, AIAA 2015-2617.
  7. Streamwise vortices in plane mixing layers originating from laminar or turbulent initial conditions.” – W. A. McMullan, S.J. Garrett, 2015 AIAA SciTech, Florida, USA.
  8. Influence of Spanwise Domain on the Large Eddy Simulation of the Idealised mixing layer.” W. A. McMullan, 2014 AIAA Aviation, Atlanta, USA. AIAA 2014-3095.
  9. On the growth of a mixing layer from laminar or turbulent initial conditions.” W. A. McMullan,  2014 AIAA Aviation, Atlanta, USA. AIAA 2014-3096.
  10. Stationary and travelling vortical structures on swept cylinders and turbine blades.” J.P. Gostelow, A. Rona, S.J. Garrett, and W. A. McMullan, 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, 2013.
  11. Investigation of Streamwise and Transverse Instabilities on Swept Cylinders and Implications for Turbine Blading.” – J. P. Gostelow, A. Rona, M. De Saint Jean, S. J. Garrett, W. A. McMullan, ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark.  ASME GT2012-69055
  12. Streamwise and crossflow instabilities on inclined circular cylinders.” S. J. Garrett, J. P. Gostelow, W.A. McMullan, A. Rona, M. de Sain Jean, ICAS Brisbane, 2012.
  13. The Influence of Streamwise Vorticity on Transition in the Presences of Sweep.” J. P. Gostelow, W. A. McMullan, S. J. Garrett, M. de Saint Jean - 2011 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Exhibit, Hawaii, USA. AIAA 2011-3878.
  14. Analysis of the variable density mixing layer using Large Eddy Simulation.” W. A. McMullan, S. Gao, C. M. Coats - 2011 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Exhibit, Hawaii, USA. AIAA 2011-3424
  15. Influence of a numerical boundary layer trip on spatio-temporal correlations within LES of a subsonic jet.”  C.D. Pokora, W.A. McMullan, G.J. Page – 17th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, AIAA 2011-2920.
  16. The role of streamwise vorticity in laminar separation and transition over blade surfaces.” J. P. Gostelow, W. A. McMullan, G. J. Walker, A. Mahallati – ASME Turbo Expo 2011, Vancouver, Canada.  ASME GT2011-45075
  17. Streamwise vorticity, laminar separation and transition in flows over turbomachinery blades.” J. P. Gostelow, W. A. McMullan, G. J. Walker – 49th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2011-0285
  18. Loss Coefficient Estimation in a Controlled Diffusion Cascade Using Large Eddy Simulation.” W. A. McMullan, G. J. Page, 48th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2010-315.
  19. Investigation of Coherent Structures in Turbulent Mixing Layers using Large Eddy Simulation.” W. A. McMullan, S. Gao and C. M. Coats, 48th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2010-1291.
  20. Large Eddy Simulation of a Controlled Diffusion Cascade Blade at Varying Inflow Angles.” W. A. McMullan, G. J. Page, ASME Turbo Expo 2009, Orlando, FL, ASME GT2009-59668.
  21. Using Large Eddy Simulation within an Acoustic Analogy Approach for Jet Noise Modelling.” S. Karabasov, M. Afsar, T. Hynes, and A. Dowling, W. A. McMullan, C. D. Pokora, G. J. Page, and J. J. McGuirk, 14th AIAA/CAES Aeroacoustics Conference, Vancouver, AIAA 2008-2985.
  22. Large Eddy Simulation of a High Reynolds Number Subsonic Turbulent Jet for Acoustic Source Capture.” W. A. McMullan, C. D. Pokora, G. J. Page and J. J. McGuirk, 14th AIAA/CAES Aeroacoustics Conference, Vancouver, AIAA 2008-2974.
  23. Large Eddy Simulation of Jet Noise.” X. Wu, G. J. Page, J. K. Luff, J. J. McGuirk, W. A. McMullan – 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Cairns, Australia, 2007.

Teaching 2018/9

  • 1st Year Fluid Mechanics (EG1101)
  • 1st Year Heat Transfer (EG1101)
  • 2nd Year Fluid Dynamics (EG2102)
  • 2nd Year Experimentation (EG2003)

PhD Students

Stephan Hug (completed)

Jiang Huang

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