Staff profile

Dr Jianfei Xie


Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Subject

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment

Email

j.xie@derby.ac.uk

About

In the field of aeronautical engineering, I work on fluid dynamics, especially the aerodynamics and structures of aeroplanes. This includes both gas and liquid flows at different scales, from the macroscopic (visible to the naked eye) to microscopic and beyond to nanoscopic scales.

I have expertise in non-equilibrium/rarefied gas flow, heat and mass transfer, droplet evaporation and condensation, two-phase flows in porous media, and natural convection of Newtonian/non-Newtonian fluids. My computational approaches include molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, kinetic theory modelling, lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and conventional computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer:

Computational approaches include:

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