Dr Ben Evans from Swansea University explains how Computational Fluid Dynamics has helped the designers to shape Bloodhound SSC.
The presence of noise in any industrial environment is indicative of a transfer of energy that can be detrimental to equipment and personnel. Matthew has used his wide range of engineering skills, gained on the EngD, to successfully predict the levels of noise generated by orifice restriction plates. This was achieved through a combination of experimentation and the production of multi-physics computational models. His work has significantly improved the profile of his sponsoring company, as world leading experts in restriction plate noise. They now have an in-depth understanding of noise generation, which can be applied at the early stages of the design process.