Dr Ian Taylor
BSc(Hons), PhD, CEng, MIMechE
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For a list of publications from 2001, please follow this link. Select 'Browse', 'Author or Creator', Taylor, Ian J. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/view/depts/11048.html
The main area of research is the numerical modelling of unsteady, incompressible aerodynamic problems, with particular emphasis on wind engineering applications.
The state-of-the-art two-dimensional discrete vortex method, DIVEX, has been successfully developed for these problems, with a high degree of accuracy. A new hybrid vorticity based method, where the vorticity transport equation is solved on a finite volume mesh in both two- and three-dimensions, is now in the early stages of development.
The responses of wind engineering structures, particularly bridge deck sections, but also buildings, towers, cables and bluff bodies, to unsteady aerodynamic forces is a particular focus of the research. These include investigation of aeroelastic phenomena, such as VIV, galloping and flutter, to assess structural integrity due to the unsteady aerodynamic loading.
Recent work has also included numerical modelling of flow control devices, aimed at improving aeroelastic stability of structures by changing the aerodynamic characteristics of the structure. These devices have been studied in detail and applied to bridge decks, and include moveable control flaps, moveable or deformable leading and trailing edges and rotating boundary layer control devices.
The numerical models that have been developed are now used on real bridge design projects, to provide aerodynamic and aeroelastic characteristics for new structures, and have made significant contributions to major bridge designs in the UK, Hong Kong, South Africa and Holland.
- UK WES: Member of UK Wind Engineering Society
- Reviewer for:
- ASME Turbo Expo: Power for land, Sea and Air Conference
- Journal of Sound and Vibration
- Halcrow Group plc, Technical Cosultant on commercial wind engineering 2003, 2004
- Halcrow Yolles, with Dr Scanlon 2006, 2007
- Gladedale Capital Ltd, with Dr Scanlon 2007
- Dr M Vezza, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
- Halcrow Group plc, The Octagon, Baird Street, Glasgow
- Dr S Wilson and Dr B Duffy, Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde