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David is an experimental fluid dynamicist with particular expertise in wind tunnel and field aerodynamic and aero-acoustic testing. His primary research themes are wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics, including building, vehicle and sports aerodynamics. He also has an interest in design and the societal and regulatory context of engineering. 
For over ten years, in his role as the Monash Wind Tunnel Research Platform (MWTRP) Manager he has managed the administrative, technical and research components of a diverse range of aerodynamic projects spanning the spectrum from very applied to purely fundamental. The ISO9001 accredited research platform consists of two large wind tunnel, including the Monash Wind Tunnel (largest facility of its type in Southern Hemisphere); CNC machining, manufacturing and rapid prototyping; and a staff made up of postgraduate engineering students, designers, technical officers and postdoctoral researchers. The MWTRP provides aerodynamic testing (and numerical simulation) and research services to a broad range of industries, including: automotive, defence, building and construction, unmanned aerial vehicles, wind energy, and sports performance.The success of the platform demands a balance between commercial testing, consulting and research, education and fundamental research activities. 

Research area keywords

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Wind Engineering
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD
  • Experiment
  • Wind
  • Storms
  • Cyclones
  • Flow Control
  • Drag
  • Train
  • Rail
  • Car
  • Automotive
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • Truck
  • Bluff Bodies
  • Cycling
  • Sports
  • Wind Energy
  • Wind Turbine
  • Industrial Research


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