Svetlana Aleksandrova

Dr

  • 71 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20082018
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Biography

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

Comutational 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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conducting fluids Physics & Astronomy

Research Output 2008 2018

1 Citations

A novel laminar kinetic energy model for the prediction of pretransitional velocity fluctuations and boundary layer transition

Medina, H., Beechook, A., Fadhila, H. N., Aleksandrova, S. & Benjamin, S. Feb 2018 In : International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. 69, p. 150-163 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

boundary layer transition
Kinetic energy
Boundary layers
kinetic energy
predictions

Using single-sensor hot-wire anemometry for velocity measurements in confined swirling flows

Bin Rusli, I. H., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H. & Benjamin, S. 19 Jul 2018 In : Measurement. 129, p. 277-280 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

swirling
velocity measurement
Velocity measurement
wire
Wire

Effect of grid-filter width definition on implicitly filtered large eddy simulations using OpenFOAM

Beechook, A., Medina, H., Fadhila, H., Aleksandrova, S. & Benjamin, S. 21 Jul 2017 International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2016. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1863, 030033

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

large eddy simulation
grids
backward facing steps
filters
eddy viscosity

Evaluation of transition-sensitive eddy-viscosity turbulence models for separated flow in OpenFOAM

Fadhila, H., Medina, H., Beechook, A., Aleksandrova, S. & Benjamin, S. 21 Jul 2017 International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2016. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1863, 030034. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1863, no. 1)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

separated flow
eddy viscosity
turbulence models
evaluation
lift coefficients
1 Citations

The Effect of Swirl on the Flow Uniformity in Automotive Exhaust Catalysts

Bin Rusli, I. H., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H. & Benjamin, S. 8 Oct 2017 In : SAE Technical Paper Series. 10 p., SAE 2017-01-2384

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Catalysts
Turbines
Systems analysis
Gas generators
Pressure gradient

Activities 2016 2018

Particulate Matter Flows: More Applications

Aleksandrova, S. (Organising Committee), Andrew Williams (Organising Committee), Tim Watling (Organising Committee)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Participation in an EPSRC Physical Sciences Prioritisation panel

Aleksandrova, S. (Speaker)
26 Apr 201727 Apr 2017

Activity: Reviewer of proposals for funding

Member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

Aleksandrova, S. (Member)
26 Jun 2017 → …

Activity: Reviewer of proposals for funding

Particulate matter flows: requirements and opportunities

Aleksandrova, S. (Organiser), Medina, H. (Participant), Stephen Benjamin (Participant)
15 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference