Professor Nicholas Hutchins

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.03
  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Biography

Dr Nicholas Hutchins is a researcher with the Fluid Mechanics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. His particular areas of research expertise are turbulent boundary layers, turbulent structure, turbulent drag reduction, turbulent wall-bounded flows over rough or fouled surfaces, and advanced flow diagnostics (PIV and HWA).

Recent publications

  1. Akolekar H, Weatheritt J, Hutchins N, Sandberg R, Laskowski G, Michelassi V. Development and Use of Machine-Learnt Algebraic Reynolds Stress Models for Enhanced Prediction of Wake Mixing in Low-Pressure Turbines. JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. ASME International. 2019, Vol. 141, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1115/1.4041753
  2. Rouhi A, Chung D, Hutchins N. Direct numerical simulation of open-channel flow over smooth-to-rough and rough-to-smooth step changes. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 866. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.84
  3. MacDonald M, Hutchins N, Lohse D, Chung D. Heat transfer in rough-wall turbulent thermal convection in the ultimate regime. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS. American Physical Society. 2019, Vol. 4, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.071501
  4. Akolekar H, Sandberg R, Hutchins N, Michelassi V, Laskowski GM. Machine-Learnt Turbulence Closures for Low Pressure Turbines with Unsteady Inflow Conditions. Journal of Turbomachinery. ASME International. 2019. DOI: 10.1115/1.4043907
  5. Li M, De Silva C, Rouhi A, Baidya R, Chung D, Marusic I, Hutchins N. Recovery of wall-shear stress to equilibrium flow conditions after a rough-to-smooth step change in turbulent boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 872. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.351
  6. Rouhi A, Chung D, Hutchins N. Roughness and Reynolds Number Effects on the Flow Past a Rough-to-Smooth Step Change. iTi 2018: Progress in Turbulence VIII. Springer New York LLC. 2019, Vol. 226. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-22196-6_13
  7. MacDonald M, Hutchins N, Chung D. Roughness effects in turbulent forced convection. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 861. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.900
  8. Baidya R, Philip J, Hutchins N, Monty J, Marusic I. Sensitivity of turbulent stresses in boundary layers to cross-wire probe uncertainties in the geometry and calibration procedure. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2019, Vol. 30, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab1491
  9. Baidya R, Baars W, Zimmerman S, Samie M, Hearst RJ, Dogan E, Mascotelli L, Zheng X, Bellani G, Talamelli A, Ganapathisubramani B, Hutchins N, Marusic I, Klewickil J, Monty J. Simultaneous skin friction and velocity measurements in high Reynolds number pipe and boundary layer flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019, Vol. 871. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.303
  10. Baidya R, Philip J, Hutchins N, Monty J, Marusic I. Spatial averaging effects on the streamwise and wall-normal velocity measurements in a wall-bounded turbulence using a cross-wire probe. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2019, Vol. 30, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab2587
  11. Kevin K, Monty J, Hutchins N. The meandering behaviour of large-scale structures in turbulent boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 865. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.131
  12. Kevin K, Monty J, Hutchins N. Turbulent structures in a statistically three-dimensional boundary layer. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 859. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.814
  13. Krug D, Baars W, Hutchins N, Marusic I. Vertical Coherence of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Surface Layer: Connecting the Hypotheses of Townsend and Davenport. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 2019, Vol. 172, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-019-00445-4
  14. Akolekar H, Weatheritt J, Hutchins N, Sandberg R, Laskowski G, Michelassi V. DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF MACHINE-LEARNT ALGEBRAIC REYNOLDS STRESS MODELS FOR ENHANCED PREDICTION OF WAKE MIXING IN LPTS. ASME Turbo Expo: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. ASME International. 2018, Vol. 2C-2018. DOI: 10.1115/GT201875447
  15. MacDonald M, Ooi A, Garcia-Mayoral R, Hutchins N, Chung D. Direct numerical simulation of high aspect ratio spanwise-aligned bars. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 843. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.150

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