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Hugh works in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University as a Professor.

Prof Hugh Blackburn (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University) holds a BE from UniSA (1982) and a PhD from Monash (1993), in the area of bluff body fluid mechanics. Prior to commencing his PhD at Monash in 1985 he worked as a consulting engineer for Kinhill Engineers. At Monash he concurrently worked as a junior academic until the end of 1993. He joined CSIRO in 1994 where he carried out both fundamental and applied research in fluid dynamics. In 2007 he re-joined Monash University. His principal research area is the physics of unsteady flows and associated computational methods. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

Research area keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow Stability and Turbulent Flow
  • High-order Numerical Methods

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1986 2019

Bypass transition induced by free-stream noise in flow past a blade cascade

Mao, X., Zaki, T., Sherwin, S. & Blackburn, H., 1 Jan 2019.

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Data-driven control of the turbulent flow past a cylinder

Zwintzscher, P., Goméz, F. & Blackburn, H. M., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Fluids and Structures. 89, p. 232-243 12 p.

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High-Reynolds-number wall-modelled large eddy simulations of turbulent pipe flows using explicit and implicit subgrid stress treatments within a spectral element solver

Ferrer, E., Saito, N., Blackburn, H. M. & Pullin, D. I., 15 Sep 2019, In : Computers and Fluids. 191, 13 p., 104239.

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Semtex: a spectral element–Fourier solver for the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations in cylindrical or Cartesian coordinates

Blackburn, H. M., Lee, D., Albrecht, T. & Singh, J., Dec 2019, In : Computer Physics Communications. 245, 13 p., 106804.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Siting wind turbines near cliffs: The effect of ruggedness

Rowcroft, J., Burton, D., Blackburn, H. M. & Sheridan, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Fluids Engineering. 141, 3, 13 p., 031104.

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