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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.

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 1997 2017

Data-driven approach to design of passive flow control strategies

Gómez, F. & Blackburn, H. M. 7 Feb 2017 In : Physical Review Fluids. 2, 2, 8 p., 021901

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The influence of shear-dependent rheology on turbulent pipe flow

Singh, J., Rudman, M. & Blackburn, H. M. 10 Jul 2017 In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 822, p. 848-879 32 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Transition induced by linear and nonlinear perturbation growth in flow past a compressor blade

Mao, X., Zaki, T. A., Sherwin, S. J. & Blackburn, H. M. 10 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 820, p. 604-632 29 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Turbulent flow of shear thinning slurries in a flume

Rudman, M., Singh, J. & Blackburn, H. M. 2017 20th International Conference on Hydrotransport: Melbourne, Australia, 3–5 May, 2017 . United Kingdom: BHR Group Limited, p. 443-456 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference Paper

A reduced-order model of three-dimensional unsteady flow in a cavity based on the resolvent operator

Gomez, F., Blackburn, H. M., Rudman, M., Sharma, A. S. & McKeon, B. J. 2016 In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 798, p. R2-1-R2-14 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle