Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Sch of Engineering


Introducing porosity onto an aerofoil has been shown to have a significant influence on the boundary layer and provide significant reductions in its noise radiation. This proposal describes a multi-disciplinary research project aimed at understanding and exploiting the interactions between porous aerofoils and the boundary layers developing over them for the purpose of optimising noise reductions without compromising aerodynamic performance. The use of adaptive manufacturing technology will be investigated for providing the optimum porosity at different operating conditions.


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Description Collaboration with scientists at Cambridge University 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of experimental data.
Collaborator Contribution Regular meetings with academics from Cambridge applied maths dept whose work compliments our own
Impact conference papers
Start Year 2021
Description Collaboration with scientists at TU Delft 
Organisation Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of idea to TU Delft to start collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Our post-doc is working for 2 weeks in TU Delft for us to learn of their experimental methods.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021