Dr Jimmy Philip

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: 201
  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Shear flow instability; turbulent wall-bounded and free-shear flows including buoyancy effects; and entrainment mechanisms


Jimmy Philip is a senior lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.E and Masters degrees from the University of Pune and Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, respectively, both in Mechanical Engineering, and his PhD from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Subsequently, he was a post-doctoral researcher at LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique, France and at the University of Melbourne. For about three years, he also worked as a Mechanical Engineer being a member of the Edison Engineering Development Program at the Global Research Center of the General Electric Company in India.

His research interests are shear flow instability, wall-bounded and free-shear turbulent flows including buoyancy effects, and entrainment mechanisms.

Recent publications

  1. Lav C, Sandberg R, Philip J. A framework to develop data-driven turbulence models for flows with organised unsteadiness. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Academic Press. 2019, Vol. 383. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2019.01.022
  2. Chin CR, Philip J. Low Reynolds number turbulent swirling pipe flows. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2019.
  3. Akbaridoust F, Philip J, Marusic I. Assessment of a miniature four-roll mill and a cross-slot microchannel for high-strain-rate stagnation point flows. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2018, Vol. 29, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/aaacf3
  4. Keough S, Stephens DW, Philip J, Ooi A, Monty J. CFD simulations of vertical surface piercing circular cylinders and comparison against experiments. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  5. George N, Philip J, Ooi A. Direct Numerical Simulation of Confined Wall Plumes. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  6. Philip J, Zimmerman S, Marino N, Klewicki J. Downstream Recovery of Turbulence Kinetic Energy in the Wake of a Turbulent Boundary Layer Wing-Body Junction Flow. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  7. Skidmore G, Philip J, Monty JP. Evolution of the Turbulent Far Wake of a Sphere. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  8. Balamurugan G, Rodda A, Philip J, Mandal AC. Experimental Study of Turbulent Non-Turbulent Interface in a Planar Mixing Layer using Kinetic Energy Criteria. 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power. 2018.
  9. Lav C, Sandberg R, Philip J. Improvement In Unsteady Wake Prediction Through Machine Learning Based Rans Model Training. ISUAAAT15. 2018.
  10. Lav C, Sandberg R, Philip J. Influence of Pressure Gradient on Plane Wake Evolution in a Constant Area Section. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  11. Sutherland D, Philip J, Ooi A, Moinuddin KAM. Large Eddy Simulation of Flow Over Streamwise Heterogeneous Canopies: Quadrant Analysis. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  12. Talluru KM, Philip J, Chauhan KA. Local transport of passive scalar released from a point source in a turbulent boundary layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 846. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.280
  13. Kevin K, Philip J, Monty J, Klewicki J. Reproducing AS/NZS terrain-type wind profiles in a short-fetch wind-tunnel. Nineteenth Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop. 2018.
  14. Akbaridoust F, Philip J, Hill D, Marusic I. Simultaneous micro-PIV measurements and real-time control trapping in a cross-slot channel. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS. Springer Verlag. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 12. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-018-2637-6
  15. Philip J, Mishra H. Simultaneous velocity and density measurements using PIV and PLIF in turbulent axisymmetric buoyant plumes. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.

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