About us

Welcome to the Aero and Energy Sciences Research Group in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. We undertake fundamental and application-led research with impactful outcomes for the research community and the industry. Our research is focused on tackling engineering challenges through theoretical, numerical and experimental means, that is built upon from the basic laws of fluid mechanics and structural dynamics. The applications are common in many fields including aerospace, energy and the environment.

Contact: Ng Bing Feng | bingfeng@ntu.edu.sg

 

Current Research Areas

Fluids and Structures

Aerospace

The research investigates passive and active flow control methodologies through numerical (CFD) and experimental methods (PIV), as well as developing computationally efficient aero-servo-elastic modelling techniques for flexible lightweight structures.

 

 

 

 

Environment

The research investigates aerosol dynamics through both numerical (multi-phase flows) and experimental means (chambers and flow tunnels).

Energy Systems

The research seeks solutions for energy savings through new techniques including radiative cooling, as well as the modelling and intelligent controls of renewables and buildings in integrated frameworks.

Recent Articles

Energy 

Investigation of CFD-PBM simulations based on fixed pivot method: Influence of the moment closure

Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 382, pp. 122882, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.122882

Energy

Preliminary study of passive radiative cooling under Singapore’s tropical climate

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 206, pp. 110270, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110270

Environment

The characteristics and formation mechanisms of emissions from thermal decomposition of 3D printer polymer filaments

Science of the Total Environment, Vol 692, pp. 981-994, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.257

Fluids and Structures

Impact response and energy absorption of functionally graded foam under temperature gradient environment

J Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 172, pp. 516-532, 2019.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.05.072

Projects

Fluids and Structures 

Aerospace
  • Aerodynamic Improvements to Helicopter Operations
  • Investigation into the Propulsive Force Generation of Tandem Flapping Surfaces
  • Investigation into the Dynamics of Helicopter Underslung Loads
  • Large Vertical Take-off & Landing (eVTOL) Research Platform: Prototype Development and Demonstration
  • Lightweight Structure Design for 3D Printing
  • UAV Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation with Commercial Aircraft

Energy / Environment

  • Advanced Development and Pilot Test of Model Predictive Control (MPC) System for Multi-zone Building Automation and Control (BAC) Applications
  • Characterisation of Nanoparticle Emissions from Fused Deposition 3D Printing
  • Fundamental Investigation of Acoustic Agglomeration of Suspended Particles (Github)
  • Indoor Air Quality and Cognitive Performance
  • Intelligent Building Automation And Analytics Using Model-Predictive Control (MPC)
  • Investigation of Daytime Radiative Cooling in Tropical Climates
  • Nozzle Modifications to Fused Filament Fabrication for Printing Enhancement
  • Wind Energy Systems: Aero-servo-elasticity, Design, Optimisation

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