Dr Craig White

  • Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 7219
email: Craig.White.2@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

I graduated from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde with a 1st class BEng (Hons) degree in 2009, before starting a PhD in the same department soon after. At the end of my first year I was awarded a prestigious James Weir Postgraduate Scholarship, I was the recipient of an IMechE Thomas Andrew Common Travel Grant in 2010, and participated in a one month academic visit to the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My doctoral work led to numerous publications covering microscale flows, hypersonics, and orbital dynamics. My thesis was entitled "Benchmarking, Development and Applications of an Open Source DSMC Solver" and was completed in early 2013.

After my PhD, I began a post doctoral research associate position, also at the University of Strathclyde, working on the EU ABLAMOD FP7 collaboration. This program aimed to increase the understanding and improve the modelling of ablative materials for use in the next generation of atmospheric re-entry heat shield technologies, and involved working with academic and industrial partners from across Europe.

I joined the Aerospace Sciences Division at the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in December 2014.

Research Interests

My research interests are in fluid dynamics, primarily the simulation of gas flows using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. This method has been successfully applied to a number of areas throughout my research, including orbital dynamics of small spacecraft, rarefied gas flow in micro-channels with bends, flows in porous materials (such as Berea sandstone) and chemically reacting high altitude hypersonic flows. A key area of my work has been modifying and extending the free and open source dsmcFoam code, and this is work that I am keen to continue in the future and would be more than happy to collaborate with interested parties on this.

Expertise

I am involved in delivering CPD training courses on the dsmcFoam code, that are normally held in April each year.

  • Markup Languages
    •  LATEX
  • Programming Languages
    • C++
    • FORTRAN
  • Specialised software
    • OpenFOAM

 

Selected publications

Grants

  • Aerothermodynamic Characterisation of a Microgravity Experiment Platform's Re-entry Module
    • PI
    • Partner: Dr Rodrigo Palharini, Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Division of Aerodynamics (DCTA/IAE/ALA)
    • March 2015 - March 2016
    • Royal Academy of Engineering
    • £11.1k

Supervision

I currently supervise the following doctoral candidates:

Michael Wojewodka - Internal flow control using plasma actuators

Teaching

  • ENG2037 Introduction to Aerodynamics 2 - a 2nd year course covering the basics in some aspects of aerodynamics and aircraft design, which the students will require for future years
  • ENG3001 Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 - I teach the fluid mechanics section of this module, which covers Euler's equation, flows with vorticity, and potential flow

All publications

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Number of items: 15.

2017

Capon, C.J., Brown, M., White, C., Scanlon, T. and Boyce, R.R. (2017) pdFOAM: A PIC-DSMC code for near-earth plasma-body interactions. Computers and Fluids, 149, pp. 160-171. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.03.020)

2016

White, C., Scanlon, T. J. and Brown, R. E. (2016) Permeability of ablative materials under rarefied gas conditions. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 53(1), pp. 134-142. (doi:10.2514/1.A33279)

2015

Palharini, R. C., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Brown, R. E., Borg, M. K. and Reese, J. M. (2015) Benchmark numerical simulations of rarefied non-reacting gas flows using an open-source DSMC code. Computers and Fluids, 120, pp. 140-157. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.07.021)

Wu, L., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Reese, J. M. and Zhang, Y. (2015) A kinetic model of the Boltzmann equation for non-vibrating polyatomic gases. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 763, pp. 24-50. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.632)

Scanlon, T. J., White, C., Borg, M. K., Palharini, R. C., Farbar, E., Boyd, I. D., Reese, J. M. and Brown, R. E. (2015) Open-source direct simulation Monte Carlo chemistry modeling for hypersonic flows. AIAA Journal, 53(6), pp. 1670-1680. (doi:10.2514/1.J053370)

2014

Mahdavi, A.-M., Le, N. T.P., Roohi, E. and White, C. (2014) Thermal rarefied gas flow investigations through micro-/nano-backward-facing step: comparison of DSMC and CFD subject to hybrid slip and jump boundary conditions. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 66(7), pp. 733-755. (doi:10.1080/10407782.2014.892349)

2013

Wu, L., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Reese, J. M. and Zhang, Y. (2013) Deterministic numerical solutions of the Boltzmann equation using the fast spectral method. Journal of Computational Physics, 250, pp. 27-52. (doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2013.05.003)

White, C., Colombo, C., Scanlon, T. J., McInnes, C. R. and Reese, J. M. (2013) Rarefied gas effects on the aerodynamics of high area-to-mass ratio spacecraft in orbit. Advances in Space Research, 51(11), pp. 2112-2124. (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2013.01.002)

White, C., Borg, M. K., Scanlon, T. J. and Reese, J. M. (2013) A DSMC investigation of gas flows in micro-channels with bends. Computers and Fluids, 71, pp. 261-271. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.10.023)

Dongari, N., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Zhang, Y. and Reese, J. M. (2013) Effects of curvature on rarefied gas flows between rotating concentric cylinders. Physics of Fluids, 25(5), 052003. (doi:10.1063/1.4807072)

2012

Le, N. T.P., White, C., Reese, J. M. and Myong, R. S. (2012) Langmuir–Maxwell and Langmuir–Smoluchowski boundary conditions for thermal gas flow simulations in hypersonic aerodynamics. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(19-20), pp. 5032-5043. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.04.050)

Dongari, N., White, C., Scanlon, T., Zhang, Y. and Reese, J. (2012) Rarefaction Effects in Gas Flows Over Curved Surfaces. In: 28th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Zaragoza, Spain, 09-13 Jul 2012, pp. 778-785.

White, C., Borg, M. K., Scanlon, T. J. and Reese, J. M. (2012) Accounting for rotational non-equilibrium effects in subsonic DSMC boundary conditions. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 362(1), 012016. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/362/1/012016)

2011

Scanlon, T., White, C., Schuebler, M., Brown, R. and Reese, J. (2011) Thermochemistry Modelling in an Open-Source DSMC Code. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011,

2010

Scanlon, T.J., Roohi, E., White, C., Darbandi, M. and Reese, J.M. (2010) An open source, parallel DSMC code for rarefied gas flows in arbitrary geometries. Computers and Fluids, 39(10), pp. 2078-2089. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.07.014)

This list was generated on Mon Jun 26 20:28:44 2017 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Capon, C.J., Brown, M., White, C., Scanlon, T. and Boyce, R.R. (2017) pdFOAM: A PIC-DSMC code for near-earth plasma-body interactions. Computers and Fluids, 149, pp. 160-171. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.03.020)

White, C., Scanlon, T. J. and Brown, R. E. (2016) Permeability of ablative materials under rarefied gas conditions. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 53(1), pp. 134-142. (doi:10.2514/1.A33279)

Palharini, R. C., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Brown, R. E., Borg, M. K. and Reese, J. M. (2015) Benchmark numerical simulations of rarefied non-reacting gas flows using an open-source DSMC code. Computers and Fluids, 120, pp. 140-157. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.07.021)

Wu, L., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Reese, J. M. and Zhang, Y. (2015) A kinetic model of the Boltzmann equation for non-vibrating polyatomic gases. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 763, pp. 24-50. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.632)

Scanlon, T. J., White, C., Borg, M. K., Palharini, R. C., Farbar, E., Boyd, I. D., Reese, J. M. and Brown, R. E. (2015) Open-source direct simulation Monte Carlo chemistry modeling for hypersonic flows. AIAA Journal, 53(6), pp. 1670-1680. (doi:10.2514/1.J053370)

Mahdavi, A.-M., Le, N. T.P., Roohi, E. and White, C. (2014) Thermal rarefied gas flow investigations through micro-/nano-backward-facing step: comparison of DSMC and CFD subject to hybrid slip and jump boundary conditions. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 66(7), pp. 733-755. (doi:10.1080/10407782.2014.892349)

Wu, L., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Reese, J. M. and Zhang, Y. (2013) Deterministic numerical solutions of the Boltzmann equation using the fast spectral method. Journal of Computational Physics, 250, pp. 27-52. (doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2013.05.003)

White, C., Colombo, C., Scanlon, T. J., McInnes, C. R. and Reese, J. M. (2013) Rarefied gas effects on the aerodynamics of high area-to-mass ratio spacecraft in orbit. Advances in Space Research, 51(11), pp. 2112-2124. (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2013.01.002)

White, C., Borg, M. K., Scanlon, T. J. and Reese, J. M. (2013) A DSMC investigation of gas flows in micro-channels with bends. Computers and Fluids, 71, pp. 261-271. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.10.023)

Dongari, N., White, C., Scanlon, T. J., Zhang, Y. and Reese, J. M. (2013) Effects of curvature on rarefied gas flows between rotating concentric cylinders. Physics of Fluids, 25(5), 052003. (doi:10.1063/1.4807072)

Le, N. T.P., White, C., Reese, J. M. and Myong, R. S. (2012) Langmuir–Maxwell and Langmuir–Smoluchowski boundary conditions for thermal gas flow simulations in hypersonic aerodynamics. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(19-20), pp. 5032-5043. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.04.050)

White, C., Borg, M. K., Scanlon, T. J. and Reese, J. M. (2012) Accounting for rotational non-equilibrium effects in subsonic DSMC boundary conditions. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 362(1), 012016. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/362/1/012016)

Scanlon, T.J., Roohi, E., White, C., Darbandi, M. and Reese, J.M. (2010) An open source, parallel DSMC code for rarefied gas flows in arbitrary geometries. Computers and Fluids, 39(10), pp. 2078-2089. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.07.014)

Conference Proceedings

Dongari, N., White, C., Scanlon, T., Zhang, Y. and Reese, J. (2012) Rarefaction Effects in Gas Flows Over Curved Surfaces. In: 28th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Zaragoza, Spain, 09-13 Jul 2012, pp. 778-785.

Scanlon, T., White, C., Schuebler, M., Brown, R. and Reese, J. (2011) Thermochemistry Modelling in an Open-Source DSMC Code. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011,

This list was generated on Mon Jun 26 20:28:44 2017 BST.