Daniel Cross

PhD Student

Education: MMath Mathematics (University of St Andrews), MSc Computational Fluid Dynamics (University of Leeds)

PhD Supervisor: Dr Ben Hughes

Energy 2050, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods for partial differential equations, building physics, fluid dynamics.

Project: Investigation of using the piston effect to reduce temperatures in underground railway stations, in particular by enhancing the train induced air flows. Research carried out using computational fluid dynamics, including simulating moving trains. Funding from an EPSRC CASE Award.

Publications: Cross, D., Hughes, B., Ingham, D. and Ma, L. (2015) A validated numerical investigation of the effects of high blockage ratio and train and tunnel length upon underground railway aerodynamics. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 146. 195 – 206.