Tom is particularly interested in Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, and gives University lectures on these topics, which he teaches in tutorials at Univ. Tom also enjoys teaching Dynamics, Mechanical Vibrations and some Mathematics courses. Tom also lectures on specialist options in later years of the course, for example Gas Dynamics, which deals with high speed flows, and the formation of shock waves in supersonic flight. Tom enjoys holding extra classes in college for Univ students that choose to take these optional courses.
Tom’s research is related to turbomachines, and particularly the turbine stages of large civil turbofan (jet) engines. His current research includes studies of unsteady interactions in gas turbines; turbine aero-thermal interactions; combustor hot-streak migration; and the design of transient experimental methods to replace large experimental turbine rigs.
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