Researcher

Associate Professor Andrew James Neely

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Andrew Neely is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra where he was the Deputy Head of School (Research) from 2014-2017.

PhD Topics NOW AVAILABLE - (only candidates with excellent undergraduate or masters degrees making them competitive for a scholarship should apply)

(1) Fluid-Thermal Structural Interactions in high-speed flows

(2) Structural scaling for hypersonic wind tunnel...view more

Andrew Neely is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra where he was the Deputy Head of School (Research) from 2014-2017.

PhD Topics NOW AVAILABLE - (only candidates with excellent undergraduate or masters degrees making them competitive for a scholarship should apply)

(1) Fluid-Thermal Structural Interactions in high-speed flows

(2) Structural scaling for hypersonic wind tunnel testing

(3) Free flight of multiple bodies in hypersonic wind tunnels

(4) Thermal bow in gas turbine components

(5) High-Cycle Fatigue of gas turbine components

(6) Numerical and experimental Investigation of the biomechanics of nerve damage

A/Prof Neely leads a research group investigating the fluid-thermal-structural behaviour of high-speed vehicles and propulsion systems. He collaborates on the DSTO/USAF HIFiRE and ESA’s HEXAFLY-INT hypersonic flight-test programs having previously worked on the HyCAUSE and SCRAMSPACE projects. He also collaborates on investigations of the biomechanical behaviour of nerve tissue.

  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • President, Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Vice President, International Society of Air Breathing Engines (ISABE)
  • Member of the Combined Propulsion Technical Activity Committee, RAeS/IMechE
  • Member of the AIAA Hypersonic Technologies and Aerospace Planes Program Committee
  • Member of the International Advisory Board and the International Executive Board of ESA’s HEXAFLY-INT hypersonic flight-test program
  • AIAA Sydney Section, STEM K-12 Outreach Officer
  • Member of the AIAA Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee (2010-2014)

 

HEXAFLY-INT (High-Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles - International), European Space Agency

 http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/High-Speed_Experimental_Fly_Vehicles_-_INTernational

 

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology podcast:

Finite element modeling of optic chiasmal compression

journals.lww.com/jneuro-ophthalmology/Pages/podcastepisodes.aspx?podcastid=1

 

SELECTED RECENT RESEARCH FUNDING

2018

$353k (3 years) Neely, Buttsworth, Young, Jahn, Candler, McNamara  / Fluid-Structural Interactions in High-Speed Flows / ARC-DP180103480.

2017

$82k (1 year) Neely, McGilvray, de Baar, Doherty / Experimental Measurement of Fluidic Thrust Vectoring on Internal and External Expansion Hypersonic Nozzles / USAF EOARD FA9550-17-1-0401.

$30k (1 year) Neely / Gas Turbine Engine Component Distortion / DST Group research contract.

$132k (1 year) Neely, Buttsworth, O’Byrne, Choudhury, Tahtali, Mudford / Free-flight Separation Dynamics of HIFiRE 8 and generic geometries / DST Group research contract.

$2485k (3 years) Reddy, Pudsey, O’Byrne, Ogawa, Mouritz, Wang, Neely et al. / Hydrocarbon Fuel Technology for Hypersonic Air Breathing Vehicles  / CRC-P 

1000kSU (1 year) Boyce, Francombe, Neely, Gai, Brown / Physics of the interactions between high-speed craft and their environment / NCI National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) (equiv. to $40k).

200kSU (1 year) Neely, Young / Fluid-thermal-structural interactions for high-speed flight and propulsion / NCI NCMAS + Intersect, (equiv. to $6k).

$19k (1 year) Neely, Young / Experimental measurement of fluidic thrust vectoring on a hypersonic nozzle  / UNSW Canberra Defence-Related Research (DRR) scheme.

2016

$223k (2 years) Neely, Buttsworth, Jahn, Manzie, Ur Rahman / Characterisation and control of a flap undergoing hypersonic fluid-structure interaction / USAF AFOSR FA2386-16-1-4024

$81k (2 years) Neely, Gai, Kleine, Buttsworth / Effects of Wall Temperature in High Enthalpy Rarefied Hypersonic Separated Flow / USAF Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, FA2386-16-1-4014

$89k (1 year) Neely, Buttsworth, O’Byrne, Choudhury, Tahtali, Mudford / Validation of DST Group’s HIFiRE-4 Glider Aerodynamic Database via Hypersonic Free-Flight / DST Group research contract.

$250k (1 year) Kleine, Morgan, Buttsworth, Hazell, Neely, McIntyre, Mee,  Gai, Smart / Optical diagnostics for the investigation of high-speed energetic processes / ARC-LE160100194.

$37k (1 year) Neely, Kleine, Tuttle, Young, Gai, Doolan, Moreau / High-Intensity Narrow-band PSP Lighting / UNSW 
Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII).

875kSU (1 year) Boyce, Francombe, Neely, Gai, Brown / Physics of the interactions between high-speed craft and their environment / NCI National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) (equiv. to $35k).

200kSU (1 year) Neely, Young / Fluid-thermal-structural interactions for high-speed flight and propulsion / NCI NCMAS + Intersect, (equiv. to $8k).

$15k (1 year) Neely, Tuttle / Prescribing non-uniform wall temperatures on hypersonic wind tunnel models / UNSW Canberra Defence-Related Research (DRR) scheme.

2015

200kSU Neely, Young / Fluid-thermal-structural interactions for high-speed flight and propulsion / NCI NCMAS, (equiv. to $8k).

2014

EURO6million (5 years) Steelant, Hannemann, Serre, Verstraete, Neely, et al. / High Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles - International / EU FP7, ACP3-GA-2014-620327, 
(UNSW lead CI, responsible for contributions to 3 work packages, member of the International Executive Board and the International Advisory Board)

$440k (3 years) Gai, O’Byrne, Neely, Kleine, Moss, Park, Boyd, Levin, Schwartzentruber, Wu, Chen / Rarefied hypervelocity 
separated flow in the transitional to continuum regimes / ARC-DP140100842.

$160k (2 years) O’Byrne, Gai, Neely, Kleine / Emission Measurements in Hypersonic Bluff-body Flows / USAF Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development scheme.

$18k Neely, Tuttle / Real-time mapping of in-flight heating on high-speed vehicles / UNSW DRR.

200kSU Neely, Young / Fluid-thermal-structural interactions for high-speed flight and propulsion / NCI NCMAS, (equivalent to $8k).

 

CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS

Student Degree Year Topic Previous Degrees
Sudip Bhattrai PhD 2017 Control of a flap undergoing hypersonic fluid-structural interaction BE, MEng (Nanjing)
Liam McQuellin MEng (PT) 2017 Instrumentation for the Measurement of Aerothermodynamic Heating on Hypersonic Flight-Test Vehicles BE (Deakin)
Gaetano Currao PhD 2014 Hypersonic fluid structure interactions MEng (Sapienza Rome)
Hilbert Van Pelt PhD 2014 Hypersonic fuidic thrust vectoring MEng (Delft)
Courtney Bright PhD 2014 Fluidic thrust vectoring for spacecraft maneouvring BE (Victoria University)
Amna Khraibut PhD 2014 Study of hypersonic flow separation MEng (Embry Riddle)
Jai Vennick MEng 2014 Resistive Heaters for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Testing BE (UQld)
Chris Kennell MEng 2014 Free flight measurement of stability derivatives in hypersonic wind tunnels BE (Oxford)
Kyll Schomberg PhD 2013 New design methods for the rapid generation of a thrust-optimized rocket nozzle contours BE (UNSW)
Iroizan Ubulom PhD 2013 Gas Turbine Blade Life Prediction Using Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interaction Modelling BE, MSc (Cranfield)
Arnab Dasgupta PhD (PT) 2011 Transient heating of hypersonic vehicles BE (Monash)
Zafer Leylek PhD (PT) 2011 Optimisation of Gas Turbine Rotating Components using Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Algorithms BE (Turkey)

 

GRADUATED RESEARCH STUDENTS

Student Degree Year Thesis Title Current Position
Dr Heath Pratt PhD 2017 Effect of Simulator Model Interactivity on Cognitive Development Defence consulting
Dr Evan Smith PhD 2017 A Parametric Study of Compressor RotorThermal Bow in Aerospace Gas Turbines Senior Engineering Officer, No. 36 Squadron - Royal Australian Air Force
Dr Tom Lillicrap PhD (ANU) 2017 Investigating Changes in Regional Brain Temperature in Patients Suffering Ischaemic Stroke Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Newcastle
Dr Priyanka Dhopade PhD 2014 Aeromechanical modelling of rotating fan blades to investigate high-cycle and low-cycle fatigue interaction Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
Dr Xiaofei Wang PhD 2014 Biomechanics of the Human Optic Chiasmal Compression Postdoctoral Research Associate, National University of Singapore
Dr Rishabh Choudhury PhD 2014 Global Surface Temperature Measurement for Hypersonic Flight Vehicles Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern Queensland
Dr Guofeng Zhu PhD 2013 Computational and Experimental Study of Particle Separation in a Mini Hydrocyclone Consultancy Expert, Peraglobal, Beijing
Dr Zhipeng Gu PhD 2013 Experimental and Theoretical Study of Droplet Formation at a T-junction with Xanthan Gum Solutions Industrial R&D, China
Dr Adnan Ahmed PhD 2010 Mechanical behaviour of nanometric-scale and micrometric-scale SiC particulate reinforced A1 7075 matrix composites IP Australia
Dr Gisu Park PhD 2010 Hypervelocity aerothermodynamics of blunt bodies including real gas effects Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Dr Jeong Ho Choi PhD 2010 Fabrication, characterisation and modelling of corrugated wire mesh laminates Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute of Materials Science
Dr Graham Doig PhD 2009 Compressible ground effect aerodynamics Assistant Professor, Cal Poly
Dr Rahim Abu Tahlib DPhil (Oxford) 2003 Detailed inveestigation of the low-tempterature analogy of an aircraft engine standard fire-test Head of Aerospace, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Associate Professor UPM
Dr Dickie Wong DPhil (Oxford) 2001 Thermal investigation of acoustic liners used in gas turbines HSBC Private Bank Equity Specialist, Hong Kong
Dr Andrew Robertson DPhil (Oxford) 1998 Extended surface flow and heat transfer studies Co-Head Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions at Macquarie Group
Mr Karthik Ram Ramakrishnan MEng 2009 Low velocity impact behaviour of unreinforced bi-layer plastic laminates PhD Student UNSW Canberra
Mr Peter Young MEng 2008 Fracture analysis of glass microsphere filled epoxy resin syntactic foam Nova Defence

My Expertise

Hypersonic Flow - Aerothermodynamics, In-flight thermal mapping for hypersonic flight tests, Thermal-structural modelling, Free flight testing in hypersonic wind tunnels, Separated flows. Supersonic Flow - Compressible ground effect, Cavity flows, Application of surface-coating diagnostics, Gas Turbines and Propulsion, Fluidic thrust vectoring, Fatigue interaction on engine blading, Engine models for simulation, High Temperature structures & materials, Thermal properties and fire resistance of composite materials, Bio-mechanics and materials - Chiasmal compression.

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Contact

+61 2 6268 8251
+61 2 6268 8276

Research Activities

This research aims to fill a significant gap in the current modelling of critical fluid-structural interactions in high-speed flows by performing novel experiments to generate data that does not currently exist. This data is being used to assess and improve advanced numerical simulation tools. The effective development of high-speed vehicles and turbomachinery requires the accurate prediction of the behaviour and lifetime of structural components subject to these fluid-structural interactions in which the deformation of the structure, induced by the local flow field, can in turn influence…

UNSW Canberra is investigating the role mechanical compression of the optic chiasm plays in visual afflictions (Wang et al. 2014a). The nerves carrying optical information from both eyes all pass through this small soft-tissue structure inside the skull. This research is being performed in collaboration with Canberra Hospital, the ANU Medical School and Queens University, Belfast. The work uses high-resolution histology of chiasm anatomy to inform multi-scale numerical models of the biomechanics of chiasmal compression (Wang et al. 2014b). These numerical models are being…

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