Computational analysis of the flow through aerofoil cascades


Supervisors: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Professor Lin Ma and Professor Derek Ingham.

One of the major global concerns is the environmental pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, and there is a growing awareness of the impact of emission from the shipping industry using fossil fuel as a power source. Utilising wind energy over the sea to offset fossil fuel consumption in ships has attracted more and more interest. One of the emerging technologies is to employ a set of ridged sail to power the ship.

This project aims to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyse and optimise the aerodynamics flow over ridged sail cascades.

For further information contact Professor Derek B Ingham (

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