Dr Franck C G A Nicolleau

Dr F Nicolleau

Senior Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 222 7867
Fax: +44(0)114 222 7890

email : f.nicolleau@sheffield.ac.uk


Areas of Research

Franck is involved in developing kinematic simulation as an alternative method for CFD. The work involves the prediction of oarticle dispersion with nertia in a gravity field and dispersion in atmospheric and stratified flows with rotation. This analysis is vital for the prediction of pollutant dispersion in, for example, atmospheric weather conditions.

Good numerical modelling is always backed up by experimentation. Franck's group is developing a series of basic experiments to investigate the geometrical properties of turbulence using fractal and wavelet techniques. This includes turbulence developments and particle dispersion in pipe flows.

The new modelling is being used to improve existing CFD software, such as FLUENT. Kinematic simulation can be used as a subgrid to improve particle tracking. An application of particular interest is in the study of particle deposition in the human airway.

Books

  • Nicolleau F (2012) Special theme: synthetic models of turbulence. Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne.
  • beck S, blakey S, chin S, Nicolleau FCGA, qin N, Brown M & Wilson C (2006) The little book of thermofluids. Sheffield: University of Sheffield Dept.of Mechanical & Process Engineering.

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • (2014) Synthetic Turbulence and Vortex Dynamics
  • Liu Y, Beck S, Nicolleau F & Majewski CE (2013) Controlled multi-scale turbulence through the use of Laser Sintered Sierpinski Pyramids. 24th International SFF Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2013 (pp 869-878)
  • Nicolleau FCGA (2013) Return to axi-symmetry for pipe flows generated after a fractal plate. Fluid Dyn. Res., Vol. 45 (pp 061402-061402)
  • Jolgam SA, Ballil AR, Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA (2012) Simulations of compressible multiphase flows through a tube of varying cross-section. ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012, Vol. 2 (pp 101-110)
  • Nicolleau FCGA, Beck SBM & Nowakowski AF (2012) Fractal orifices for flowmetering. ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012, Vol. 2 (pp 21-27)
  • Nicolleau F (2012) Special theme: synthetic models of turbulence, Vol. (To appear)
  • Nicolleau FC (2011) NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF AIR POLLUTION DISPERSION OVER HILLY TERRAIN: THE INFLUENCE OF TOPOGRAPHY. CEST2011 : Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (pp A-918-A-925). Rhodes, Greece, 8 September 2011 - 10 September 2011.
  • Nicolleau FC, Salim & Nowakowski AF (2011) Characteristics of Unsteady Flows in Enclosed Chamber with an Obstacle Creating Vortex Separation
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nicolleau FCGA, Nowakowski AF & Derogar S (2011) chapter 11: Wave propagation in quasi-continuous linear chains with self-similar harmonic interactions - towards a fractal mechanics. Mechanics of Generalized Continua (pp 231-244-231-244)
  • Nicolleau FCGA & Nowakowski AF (2011) Synthetic turbulence prediction in non-Kolmogorov turbulence. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 318(SECTION 4). Warsaw, Poland, 12 September 2011 - 15 September 2011.
  • Nicolleau FCGA, Nowakowski AF, Farhan M & Angilella J-R (2011) Fractal patterns in turbulent flow for laden particles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 318(SECTION 5) (pp 052006). Warsaw, Poland, 12 September 2011 - 15 September 2011.
  • Nowakowski AF, Nicolleau FCGA & Salim SMM (2010) COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF A TARGET FLUIDIC FLOWMETER. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 10TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND ANALYSIS, 2010, VOL 3 (pp 361-367)
  • Zheng HW, Nicolleau FCGA & Qin N (2010) Assessment of DES on the flow after a snow-flake orifice. Progress in Hybrid RANS-LES Modelling, Vol. Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design 111 (pp 157-165). Gdansk, Poland, 10 June 2009 - 12 June 2009.
  • Salim SMM, Nicolleau FCGA, Beck SBM & Nowakowski AF (2010) EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF TURBULENCE ACROSS THE FRACTAL ORIFICE PLATE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 10TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN AND ANALYSIS, 2010, VOL 3 (pp 353-360)
  • Khan A, Luo XY & Nicolleau F (2007) Modelling particle deposition in a turbulence ribbed channel flow. APS-DFD conference
  • Khan MAI, Luo XY & Nicolleau FCGA (2006) Modelling particle deposition in a turbulent airway model. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 29 (pp 430-430)
  • Nicolleau F & Mathieu J (1995) The concept of fractal surfaces, plausible connection with P.D.F. methods. Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer 1 (pp 442-446)
  • Michelitsch T, Maugin G, Nicolleau F, Nowakowski A & Derogar S () Relations de dispersion pour des chaînes linéaire comportant des interactions harmoniques auto-similaires. 10ème Congrès Français d’Acoustique. Lyon, France View this article in WRRO
  • Nicolleau FC () Effect of gravity on clustering patterns and inertial particle attractors. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vol. 17 (pp 1-2). Vienna, Austria, 12 April 2015 - 17 April 2015.
  • Nicolleau FC & Nowakowski AF () Effect of gravity on clustering patterns and inertial particles attractors. 15 TH E UROPEAN T URBULENCE C ONFERENCE(8) (pp 1-2). DELFT , THE NETHERLANDS, 25 August 2015 - 28 August 2015.
  • Nicolleau FC () Effect of gravity on clustering patterns and inertial particles attractor. Synthetic flow structure – clustering and modelling (pp 1-2). Lyon - Ecully - Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 29 June 2015 - 30 June 2015.
  • Lakhawani NS & Nicolleau F () Vortex generation after a fractal orifice. ERCOFTAC/SIG42 - 9th WSTM - Synthetic turbulence and vortex dynamics
  • Michelitsch T, Maugin G, Nicolleau F, Nowakowski AF & Derogar S () Wave Propagation in Quasi-continuous Linear Chains with Self-similar Harmonic Interactions - Towards a Fractal Mechanics. First German-French-Russian Symposium on Generalized Continua
  • Nowakowski AF, Ballil A, Jolgam SA & Nicolleau FCGA () The application of a multi-component Eulerian model for the resolution of interfaces interacting with shock waves in two-phase flows (pp ICMF2013-426-ICMF2013-426). ICMF, 2013
  • Ballil A & Nicolleau FCGA () Computing the evolution of interfaces using a transport multi-component flow model. Imperial College London, UK
  • Jolgam SA, Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau F () A Simulation of Compressible Multiphase Flows through a Tube of Varying Cross-Section (pp ESDA2012-82370-ESDA2012-82370). Nantes, France
  • Katsanis S, Chin SB, Nicolleau FCGA & Bullough WA () Numerical simulation of air pollution dispersion over hilly terrain. 12th International conference on environmental Science and technology, CEST2011 (pp A918-A925-A918-A925). Rhodes island, Dodecanese, Greece
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nicolleau FCGA & Nowakowski AF () Sur une généralisation de l’opérateur fractionnaire. 20ème Congrès Français de Mécanique (pp (ID: 1530)-(ID: 1530)). Besançon, France View this article in WRRO
  • Nicolleau F () Return to axi-symmetry for pipe flows generated after a fractal plate (pp submitted-submitted). Dept. of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK
  • Nicolleau F & Nowakowski AF () Return to axi-symmetry for synthetically generated pipe flows. Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Paris, France
  • Farhan M, Nicolleau F & Nowakowski AF () Clustering in Kinematic Simulation flows. Imperial College, London, Department of Aeronautics, United Kingdom
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nowakowski AF, Nicolleau FCGA & Derogar S () A self-similar Laplacian in n dimensions and some applications to dynamic problems (pp submitted-submitted). Graz, Austria
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nowakowski AF, Nicolleau FCGA & Derogar S () A self-similar Laplacian in n dimensions and some applications to dynamic problems. Graz, Austria
  • Nicolleau F () Fractal grid for flowmetering (pp ESDA2012-82054-ESDA2012-82054). Nantes, France
  • Michelitsch T, Maugin G, Nowakowski A & Nicolleau F () Wave propagation in a linear elastic self-similar medium in n dimensions. Nantes, France
  • Michelitsch T, Maugin G, Nowakowski A & Nicolleau F () Analysis of a self-similar Laplacian in $n$ dimensions and some applications to wave propagation problems. Prague, Czech Republic
  • Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA () Numerical simulation of a jet discharging into a chamber containing an obstacle and study of its influence on the downstream flow field. 13th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference. Warsaw, Poland
  • Nicolleau FCGA () Fractal forced pipe turbulence. 13th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference. Warsaw, Poland
  • Nicolleau F () KS prediction of Richardson regime. Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Nicolleau F () KS prediction of Richardson regime. Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Farhan M, Nicolleau F & Nowakowski AF () Clustering in Kinematic Simulation. ERCOFTAC/SIG42 - 9th WSTM - Synthetic turbulence and vortex dynamics
  • Nicolleau F & Nowakowski AF () Richardson’s assumption and non-Kolmogorov turbulence. ERCOFTAC/SIG 42 7th Workshop on Synthetic Turbulence Models. Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, 22 September 2011 - 23 September 2011.
  • Michelitsch T, Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau F () The self-similar field and its application to stochastic motions. ERCOFTAC/SIG 42 7th Workshop on Synthetic Turbulence Models. Imperial College, London, Department of Aeronautics, United Kingdom, 22 September 2011 - 23 September 2011.
  • Nowakowski AF, Jolgam S, Ballil A & Nicolleau FCGA () High Resolution Scheme for Simulation of Multiphase Flows with General Equation of State. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Ballil AFNAA, Jolgam S & Nicolleau FCGA () Diffuse Interface Method and Simulation of Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Salim SMS, Nicolleau FCGA & Nowakowski AF () Study of Turbulent Pipe Flow by Fractal Approach. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Nicolleau FCGA, Fahran M & Nowakowski AF () Fractal patterns predicted by synthetic turbulence for inertial particles. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Nicolleau FCGA, Nowakowski AF & Mischelitsch TM () Synthetic turbulence prediction of particle pair diffusion in non-Kolmogorov turbulence. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Nicolleau FCGA & Nowakowski AF () Richardson’s law and the sweeping problem in KS. ERCOFTAC/SIG 42 6th Workshop on Synthetic Turbulence Models. Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, 5 July 2010 - 7 July 2010.
  • Nicolleau F () Turbulence generated after a fractal orifice. ERCOFTAC/SIG 42-SIG 35 5th Workshop on Synthetic Turbulence Models. Warsaw University of Technology - University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 1 July 2009 - 3 July 2009.
  • Abou-El-Azm AMS & Nicolleau F () Dispersion of Four-Heavy-Particle Sets in Turbulent Flow using Kinematic Simulation. 7th EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC-7). Manchester, UK, 14 September 2008 - 18 September 2008.
  • Abou-El-Azm AMS & Nicolleau F () Warwick Turbulence Symposium. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and turbulence. Warwick, UK
  • ElMaihy A & Nicolleau F () New Frequency Structure for Kinematic Simulation of Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulent Flow. 11th international conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (AMME). Egypt
  • Elmaihy A & Nicolleau F () The fractal dimension of materials surfaces and volumes in isotropic homogeneous turbulence using Kinematic Simulation. The 5th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Kinematic Simulation for stratified and rotating flows. Third ERCOFTAC Conference on Mixing in Geophysical & Astrophysical Flows. University of Sheffield, UK
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Stably stratified non-decaying turbulence: one and two-particle turbulent diffusion. Small-scale mixing in strongly stratified flows. Cambridge, UK
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Multifractal and wavelet analysis of high-resolution turbulence data. Analysis of scaling with Multifractals and Wavelets. Doorn, The Netherlands
  • Nicolleau F & Mathieu J () Prediction of the Burning Rate using the concept of Fractal Surfaces. Multiscale Stochastic Processes Analysed Using Multifractals and Wavelets. Cambridge, UK
  • Salim SM & Nicolleau F () Fractality Effects on Turbulence. ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Nowakowski AF, Nicolleau FCGA & Salim SM () Characteristics of Unsteady Flows in Enclosed Chamber with an Obstacle Creating Vortex Separation. 6th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp (ID: 1023232)-(ID: 1023232)). Sheraton Waikiki and the Hawaii Convention Center Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Ballil A, Jolgan SA, Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA () Computation of compressible multiphase flows with high density ratio. 10th Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows - ISAIF10 (pp (ID113)-(ID113)). Brussels, Belgium
  • Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA () Selection of optimum design of a target flowmeter. 10th Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows - ISAIF10 (pp (ID115)-(ID115)). Brussels, Belgium
  • Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA () Simulation of Multiphase Flows with Strong Shocks and Density Variations. 82nd Annual Meeting GAMM (pp accepted-accepted). Graz, Austria
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nicolleau FCGA, Nowakowski AF & Derogar S () Wave propagation in linear chains with self-similar harmonic interactions. 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (pp USNCTAM2010-339-USNCTAM2010-339). State College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Michelitsch TM, Maugin GA, Nicolleau FCGA, Nowakowski AF & Derogar S () Dispersion Relation and Wave Propagation in Linear Chains with Self-Similar Distributions of Harmonic Interactions. IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics. Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
  • Michelitsch T, Maugin G, Nicolleau F, Nowakowski A & Derogar S () Relations de dispersion pour des chaînes linéaire comportant des interactions harmoniques auto-similaires. 10ème Congrès Français d’Acoustique. Lyon, France
  • Nowakowski AF, Nicolleau FCGA & Salim SMM () Computational study of a target fluidic flowmeter. ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis ESDA2010, Vol. 3 (pp 361-367-361-367). Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Salim SMM, Nicolleau FCGA & Borkowski M () Experimental study of fractal turbulence. Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME2009. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Zheng H, Nicolleau F & Qin N () Detached eddy simulation of turbulence flows in a pipe with fractal shape orifices. 12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference (pp 947-948-947-948)
  • Nicolleau F () KS inertial range and validity of Richardson law. 12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference (pp 891-892-891-892)
  • Nowakowski AF, Hannemann F, Nicolleau FCGA & Zheng H () Turbulent flow structure investigation within target fluidic flowmeter. 12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference (pp 931-932-931-932)
  • Katsanis S, Chin SB, Nicolleau FCGA & Bullough WA () Particle dispersion from a compost site in the UK: a numerical simulation. 11th Intl Conf. on Environmental Sc. and Tech. (CEST2009)
  • Aly AA-E-A, Chong A, Nicolleau F & Beck SBM () Experimental Study of the Pressure Drop after Fractal-Shaped Orifices in a Turbulent Flow Pipe. Fifth intl Conf. on Fluid Mech. and Heat Transfer
  • Khan A, Luo X, Nicolleau FCGA, Iacono GL & Tucker PG () Modelling particle deposition in a turbulent ribbed channel flow. COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, ISCM2007
  • Chong CHA, Beck SBM & Nicolleau FCGA () Experimental study of a fractal flowmeter in a pipe. Fifth international Conference on Fluid Mechanics
  • Michelitsch TM, Derogar S, Nowakowski AF & Nicolleau FCGA () On the lattice dynamics of a fractal gasket. 11th International Symposium on Continuum Models and Discrete Systems
  • Abou-El-Azm A, Nicolleau F & ElMaihy A () Effect of the Reynolds number and initial separation on multi-particle sets using Kinematic Simulations. 11th European Turbulence Conference (pp 106-108-106-108)
  • Nicolleau F & Yu G () Kinematic Simulation and Rapid Distortion Theory analyses of one and two-particle diffusion in stably stratified and rotating turbulence. 11th European Turbulence Conference (pp 468-470-468-470)
  • ELMaihy A, Aly AA-E-A & Nicolleau F () Evolurion of heavy particle triangular clusters in 3-D turbulent flow. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Aerospace Sciences and Aviation Technology (pp CFD-05 1-25-CFD-05 1-25)
  • Nicolleau F & ElMaihy A () Development of the Fractal Dimension of Material Elements in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence Using Kinematic Simulation. XXI Internatianal Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (pp FM22S~_~10130-FM22S~_~10130)
  • Nicolleau F & Yu G () Effects of pure stratification and pure rotation on Richardson’s locality assumption. 10th European Turbulence Conference
  • Yu G & Nicolleau F () Richardson’s law and its modification for turbulent diffusion. ICFM-IV, Dalian, China
  • Massiera S, Nicolleau F, Bataille F & Lallemand A () Study of the development of an iso-concentration surface using Kinematic Simulation. ECT9 - EUROMEC - Southampton (pp 674-678-674-678)
  • Cambon C, Godeferd FS, Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Turbulent diffusion in rapidly rotating flows with and without stable stratification. ECT9 - EUROMEC - Southampton (pp 691-694-691-694)
  • Cambon C, Godeferd FS, Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Turbulent diffusion in rapidly rotating flows with and without stable stratification. European Geophysical Society - XXVII General Assembly - Nice (pp EGS02-A-03423-EGS02-A-03423)
  • Nicolleau F & Massiera S () Study of the development of an iso-concentration surface using Kinematic Simulation. European Geophysical Society - XXVII General Assembly - Nice (pp EGS02-A-04126-EGS02-A-04126)
  • Maihy AE & Nicolleau F () Kinematic Simulation for particles with inertia in a gravity field, validity of Richardson’s law. Ercoftac conference - Seville
  • Nicolleau F, Vassilicos JC & Thomson DJ () Kinematic Simulation for particle pair diffusion. Advances in Turbulence VIII, Proceedings of the 8th European Turbulence Conference (pp 167 - 170-167 - 170). Barcelona, Spain
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Kinematic Simulation for stably stratified and rotating turbulence. Advances in Turbulence VIII, Proceedings of the 8th European Turbulence Conference (pp 295 - 298-295 - 298). Barcelona, Spain
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Kinematic Simulation for stratified flows. Athens, Greece
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Dispersion in stratified turbulent flows. Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Kinematic Simulation for stratified flows. EUROMECH/ERCOFTAC - 7th European Turbulence Conference - ETC-VII, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Kinematic Simulation for stratified flows. Nice, France
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Intermittency and wavelet analysis of one-point turbulence data. Eleven Symposium on Turbulent Shear Flows (pp 4-13-4-13). Institut National Polytechnique Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Topological analysis of high-resolution turbulence data. in Lyngby, Denmark
  • Nicolleau F, Vassilicos JC & Fung JCH () Kinematic Simulation for stratified flows and 2D turbulence. Universitat Politecnic de Catalunya, Spain
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Wavelets analysis of high-resolution turbulence signal (pp 4-4). University of Warwick, UK
  • Nicolleau F & Vassilicos JC () Wavelet analysis of high-resolution turbulence data. Proc. 6th European Turbulence Conference - Lausanne, Switzerland (pp 279-280)
  • Nicolleau F & Mathieu J () The Concept of Fractal Surfaces a Route for Predicting Burning Rate and Heat Exchanges (pp 4-4). Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mathieu J & Nicolleau F () Burning Rate and Fractal Surface (pp 7-7). LMFA URA CNRS 263, Pepit Lyon Grenoble Centre, Ecully, France
  • Nicolleau F & Mathieu J () Combustion rate and Fractal theory (pp 1-1). École Centrale de Lyon, Ecully, France

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