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Biography

Having completed PhD in Applied Mathematics at Coventry in 2001, S. Aleksandrova stayed on as a researcher in Magnetohydrodynamics group. In 2010, S. Aleksandrova 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, Svetlana continued research in aftertreatment, focusing on CFD simulations of catalyst flows. Currently Svetlana is leading 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). Svetlana's recent work focuses on assessment of existing and development of new CFD methodologies applied to modelling of aftertreatment systems.

Svetlana is 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).

Svetlana is also supervising three PhD projects, including experimental and modelling studies of aftertreatment systems for turbocharged applications, and Particulate Filtration flows.

Area of Expertise:

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

Research Interests

Automotive emissions aftertreatment; Fluid Dynamics; 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 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: Contribution to journalArticle

Anthralin
Auscultation
Kinetic energy
kinetic energy
alpha-MSH

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

turbulence models
lift coefficients
separated flow
eddy viscosity
wind tunnels

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Swirling flow
Catalysts
Turbines
Systems analysis
Gas generators
4 Citations

Hybrid Flow Modelling Approach Applied to Automotive Catalysts

Porter, S., Saul, J., Aleksandrova, S., Medina, H. & Benjamin, S. 16 May 2016 In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 40, 19-20, p. 8435-8445 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Catalytic converters
Catalysts
Pressure drop
Quality control
Porous materials

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

Member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

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

Activity: Reviewer of proposals for funding

Particulate Matter Flows: Experimental Methods and Measurements

Aleksandrova, S. (Organiser), Andrew Williams (Organiser)
11 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Participation in an EPSRC Physical Sciences Prioritisation panel

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

Activity: Reviewer of proposals for funding