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Dr Abel Arredondo Galeana

Research Associate in the Fluid Dynamics of Morphing Blades

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Biography

Abel is currently working as Research Associate in the Fluid Dynamics of Morphing Blades at the University of Edinburgh in October 2018, under supervision of Dr Ignazio Maria Viola and Dr Anna Young from University of Bath. You can visit the website of this research at the Metatide website.

His PhD aimed to detect experimentally the leading-edge vortex (LEV) of a downwind sail and characterise its near wake with particle image velocimetry (PIV). The areas of impact his PhD include the fields of sailing aerodynamics and unsteady wing aerodynamics. Recently, he presented his work at the Osborne Reynolds day competition 2019 and successfully defended his Viva in the winter of 2018. Abel will be graduating in the winter of 2019. 

Prior to his PhD, Abel was awarded a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Systems in the University of Edinburgh, UK in 2014, with his thesis titled "On the progress on the design of a self-damping Flettner rotor". He worked several years as a wireline field engineer in Schlumberger and got his BSc in Mechatronics engineering in Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico with a semester abroad in Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. 

Qualifications

  • 2019, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Experimental Fluid Dynamics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2014, Master of Science (MSc), Sustainable Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2005, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Mechatronics Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Cuernavaca, México

Research Interests

Tidal energy

Vortex flows

Experimental aerodynamics

Smart sensing

Active flow control

Research outputs

  1. A study of the vortex flows of downwind sails

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

  2. 'Recent advances in numerical and experimental downwind sail aerodynamics

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. A study of the vortex flows of downwind sails

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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