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. Modesti D, Endrikat S, Garc√ća-Mayoral R, Hutchins N, Chung D. Contribution of dispersive stress to skin friction drag in turbulent flow over riblets. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019. 2019.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Li M, De Silva C, Baidya R, Chung D, Marusic I, Hutchins N. Experimental study of a high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer evolving over a rough-to-smooth change in surface condition. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019. 2019.
  5. Lee J, Hutchins N, Monty J, Kozul M. Formation and evolution of shear layers in a developing turbulent boundary layer. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019. 2019.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Wangsawijaya D, De Silva C, Baidya R, Chung D, Marusic I, Hutchins N. The instantaneous structure of turbulent boundary layers over surfaces with spanwise heterogeneity. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019. 2019.
  15. 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

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