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Having completed PhD in Applied Mathematics at Coventry in 2001, I stayed on as a researcher in Magnetohydrodynamics group. In 2010, I moved to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering department to join the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project funded by Advantage West Midlands and ERDF.

After completion of the LCVTP in 2012, I continued research in aftertreatment, focusing on CFD simulations of catalyst flows. Currently I am part of a group within the Research Centre for Mobility and Transport, which deals with experimental, analytical and numerical studies of flows relevant to automotive applications and adjacent areas (marine applications, cooling flows etc). Large part of my recent work focuses on assessment of existing and development of new CFD methodologies applied to modelling of aftertreatment systems.

I am the leader of the Special Interest Group on Particulate Matter Flows in automotive and marine applications, which has won funding from UK Fluids Network supported by EPSRC (EP/N032861/1), and a supervisor for several PhD projects, including experimental and modelling studies of aftertreatment systems for turbocharged applications, and Particulate Filtration flows.

Area of Expertise:

  • Computational and experimental Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Automotive emissions aftertreatment
  • Magnetohydrodynamics in strong magnetic fields

Research Interests

Computational and experimental fluid dynamics; automotive emissions aftertreatment; Magnetohydrodynamics; 

Vision Statement

Our research group's work is based around applying our Thermofluids expertise to a range of applications such as automotive aftertreatment, aerodynamics, cooling systems etc. Within the relatively young Research Centre for Mobility and Transport, I would like to establish our research group as a nationally and internationally recognised research unit with strong links with industry and other academic institutions. I would like to capitalise on our successful work on particullate matter filtration, and through the newly formed Special Interest Group in Particulate Matter Filtration Flows in Automotive and Marine Applications to create a vibrant network of researchers and industry representatives working towards the cleaner environment.

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Research Output 2004 2020

A new take on porous medium approach for modelling monoliths and other multiple channel devices

Padula, G., Saul, J., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H. & Benjamin, S., 9 Sep 2019, In : SAE Technical Papers. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 9 p., 2019-24-0049.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Porous Media
Porous materials
Heat Exchanger

Modelling Pressure Losses in Gasoline Particulate Filters in High Flow Regimes and Temperatures

Prantoni, M., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H., Saul, J., Benjamin, S. & Garcia-Afonso, O., 19 Dec 2019, In : SAE Technical Paper Series. (In-Press), 14 p., 2019-01-2330.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Wall flow
Exhaust systems (engine)

Multi-channel modelling approach for particulate filters

Prantoni, M., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H. & Benjamin, S., 2 Dec 2019, In : Results in Engineering. 5, 16 p., 100077.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Channel Modeling
Particulate Matter
Flow interactions
Channel flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Turbulent flow pressure losses in gasoline particulate filters

Aleksandrova, S., Saul, J., Prantoni, M., Medina, H., Garcia-Afonso, O., Bevan, M. & Benjamin, S., 19 Aug 2019, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 12, 4, p. 455-470 16 p., 03-12-04-0030.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turbulent flow
2 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
boundary layer transition
Kinetic energy
Boundary layers
kinetic energy

Activities 2016 2019

Particulate Matter Flows: new and mature technologies

Svetlana Aleksandrova (Organiser), Andrew Williams (Organiser), Jose Martin Herreros (Organiser)
25 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Invited talk at the 2nd Real Driving Emissions forum

Svetlana Aleksandrova (Speaker)
6 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Full Member of EPSRC Peer Review College

Svetlana Aleksandrova (Reviewer)
28 Aug 2018 → …

Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding

Particulate Matter Flows: More Applications

Svetlana Aleksandrova (Organiser), Andrew Williams (Organiser), Tim Watling (Organiser)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

SIG Leaders Workshop

Svetlana Aleksandrova (Speaker)
3 Sep 20184 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation