Dr Angela Busse

  • Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)

telephone: 01413304321
email: Angela.Busse@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

Angela’s main research interest is the theoretical and numerical investigation of fluid flow phenomena. Her current focus is in the following areas

  • Drag reduction by superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Turbulent flow over rough surfaces
  • Lagrangian turbulence statistics
  • Numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics
  • Control of turbulent flows

PhD projects

I have a number of projects to offer to candidates interested in computational fluid mechanics. I can also offer combined numerical and experimental projects which will be co-supervised by colleagues in the Aerospace Sciences Division who are experts in experimental fluid dynamics. Examples for PhD projects are given below.

Exploring the effect of energetic turbulent flow structures leading to sediment transport

Over 5 million people in the United Kingdom live in regions of elevated risk from extreme hydrologic events such as flooding and storm surges. These numbers are expected to further increase due to the combined effects of climate change and urbanisation. As weather phenomena intensify, so do the geomorphic processes that are primarily responsible for shaping the Earth’s surface. Such effects can be alleviated by improving the management of rivers and estuaries considering linkages between form and function of the water surface bodies. This however requires a better understanding of the mechanics of sediment transport, so that better numerical tools can be developed to predict these phenomena.
Recent developments have highlighted the role of highly fluctuating turbulent forces on the transport of sediment grains laying on the river bed surface. However, in many established models only a time-averaged representation of the turbulent flow field is considered, failing to take into account the highly intermittent small-scale fluctuations. In addition, the structure of the turbulent flow and the topography of the river bed have a strong influence on sediment transport.

In this project direct numerical simulations will be used to investigate the properties of the instantaneous near-wall turbulent fluctuations in riverbeds and their influence on sediment transport. The numerical results will be compared to experimental measurements and will improve our understanding: a) of flow over different types of bed roughness and b) of flows past flow obstructions of varying structural complexity (e.g. from solid cylindrical piers to flexible-porous vegetation elements).

 

PhD scholarships/ funding

The School of Engineering awards a number of PhD scholarships each year via the school scholarship scheme. Projects are usually advertised in autumn and applications close in mid-February. Please note that due to the way these scholarships are funded most scholarships will be awarded to UK students and only a very small number will be awarded to students from outside of the United Kingdom.

Most international PhD students at the School of Engineering are self-funded, e.g. they supported by schemes offered their home governments.

Erasmus+

If you are a student from the EU and are interested in coming for a project to the School of Engineering you should have a look at the Erasmus+ programme. Please note that the number of places for project students at the School of Engineering is limited - apply early in the academic year!

 

Biography

Dr Angela Busse is a Lecturer for Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace Sciences Division at the University of Glasgow. She graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching bei München. In 2009 she was awarded a PhD in physics by the University of Bayreuth for a thesis entitled “Lagrangian statistical properties of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence”. From 2009 to 2013 she worked as a research fellow in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton. She joined the University of Glasgow in 2013.

Selected publications

Teaching

Computational Fluid Dynamics (ENG4037)

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (ENG5047)

Turbulent Flows (ENG5280)

Coordinator for MEng Individual Project (Aerospace Engineering) (ENG5041P)

All publications

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Number of items: 24.

2017

Pratt, J., Busse, A., Müller, W.-C., Watkins, N.W. and Chapman, S.C. (2017) Extreme-value statistics from Lagrangian convex hull analysis for homogeneous turbulent Boussinesq convection and MHD convection. New Journal of Physics, 19, 065006. (doi:10.1088/1367-2630/aa6fe8)

Busse, A., Thakkar, M. and Sandham, N. (2017) Reynolds-number dependence of the near-wall flow over irregular rough surfaces. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 810, pp. 196-224. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.680)

2016

Thakkar, M., Busse, A. and Sandham, N. (2016) Surface correlations of hydrodynamic drag for transitionally rough engineering surfaces. Journal of Turbulence, 18(2), pp. 138-169. (doi:10.1080/14685248.2016.1258119)

Pratt, J., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.C. (2016) A Lagrangian Perspective on Anisotropy in Turbulent Flows. Project Report. Norddeutsche Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen (HLRN). (Unpublished)

2015

Busse, A., Lützner, M. and Sandham, N. D. (2015) Direct numerical simulation of turbulent flow over a rough surface based on a surface scan. Computers and Fluids, 116, pp. 129-147. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.04.008)

Busse, A., Pratt, J. and Mueller, W.C. (2015) Single- and Multi-Particle Statistics of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. In: Dynamics Days Europe, Exeter, England, 6-10 Sep 2015,

Thakkar, M., Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2015) Turbulent Fluid Flow Over Aerodynamically Rough Surfaces Using Direct Numerical Simulations. In: ERCOFTAC WORKSHOP Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 10 (DLES10), Limassol, Cyprus, 27-29 May 2015,

2014

Busse, A., McHale, G., Newton, M. I. and Sandham, N. D. (2014) Influence of the Air-Layer Flow on Drag Reduction by Superhydrophobic Surfaces. In: EFMC10 - 10th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 Sep 2014,

2013

Busse, A. and Sandham, N. D. (2013) Turbulent Flow Over Superhydrophobic Surfaces - Roughness Versus Slip. In: 14th European Turbulence Conference, Lyon, France, 01-04 Sep 2013,

Pratt, J., Busse, A. and Müller, W.-C. (2013) Fluctuation dynamo amplified by intermittent shear bursts in convectively driven magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 557, A76. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201321613)

Busse, A., Sandham, N., McHale, G. and Newton, M.I. (2013) Change in drag, apparent slip and optimum air layer thickness for laminar flow over an idealised superhydrophobic surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 727, pp. 488-508. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2013.284)

Busse, A., Tyson, C. J., Sandham, N. D. and Luetzner, M. (2013) DNS of turbulent channel flow over engineering rough surfaces. In: 8th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, Poitiers, France, 28-30 Aug 2013,

2012

Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2012) Parametric forcing approach to rough wall turbulent channel flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 712, pp. 169-202. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2012.408)

Mueller, W.-C., Malapaka, S.K. and Busse, A. (2012) Inverse cascade of magnetic helicity in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review E, 85(1), 015302(R). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.015302)

Busse, A. and Sandham, N. (2012) Influence of an anisotropic slip-length boundary condition on turbulent channel flow. Physics of Fluids, 24(5), 055111. (doi:10.1063/1.4719780)

2011

Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2011) Simulation of rough wall turbulent channel flow using a parametric forcing approach. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 318(2), 022006. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/318/2/022006)

2010

Busse, A., Mueller, W.-C. and Gogoberidze, G. (2010) Lagrangian frequency spectrum as a diagnostic for magnetohydrodynamic turbulence dynamics. Physical Review Letters, 105(23), p. 235005. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.235005)

2009

Skandera, D., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2009) Scaling properties of convective turbulence. In: Wagner, S. (ed.) High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering, Garching/Munich 2007. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, pp. 387-396. ISBN 9783540691815

2008

Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2008) Diffusion and dispersion in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence: the influence of mean magnetic fields. Astronomische Nachrichten, 329, pp. 714-716. (doi:10.1002/asna.200811011)

Arneodo, A. et al. (2008) Universal intermittent properties of particle trajectories in highly turbulent flows. Physical Review Letters, 100(25), p. 254504. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.254504)

2007

Busse, A., Mueller, W.-C., Homann, H. and Grauer, R. (2007) Statistics of passive tracers in three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physics of Plasmas, 14, 122303. (doi:10.1063/1.2818770)

Homann, H., Grauer, R., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2007) Lagrangian statistics of Navier–Stokes and MHD turbulence. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(6), pp. 821-830. (doi:10.1017/S0022377807006575)

Müller, W.-C. and Busse, A. (2007) Recent Developments in the Theory of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. In: 6th Annual International Astrophysical Conference, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 16-22 Mar 2007, pp. 52-57. ISBN 9780735404434 (doi:10.1063/1.2778945)

Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2007) Diffusion and dispersion of passive tracers: Navier-Stokes vs. MHD turbulence. Europhysics Letters, 78(1), p. 14003. (doi:10.1209/0295-5075/78/14003)

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Pratt, J., Busse, A., Müller, W.-C., Watkins, N.W. and Chapman, S.C. (2017) Extreme-value statistics from Lagrangian convex hull analysis for homogeneous turbulent Boussinesq convection and MHD convection. New Journal of Physics, 19, 065006. (doi:10.1088/1367-2630/aa6fe8)

Busse, A., Thakkar, M. and Sandham, N. (2017) Reynolds-number dependence of the near-wall flow over irregular rough surfaces. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 810, pp. 196-224. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.680)

Thakkar, M., Busse, A. and Sandham, N. (2016) Surface correlations of hydrodynamic drag for transitionally rough engineering surfaces. Journal of Turbulence, 18(2), pp. 138-169. (doi:10.1080/14685248.2016.1258119)

Busse, A., Lützner, M. and Sandham, N. D. (2015) Direct numerical simulation of turbulent flow over a rough surface based on a surface scan. Computers and Fluids, 116, pp. 129-147. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.04.008)

Pratt, J., Busse, A. and Müller, W.-C. (2013) Fluctuation dynamo amplified by intermittent shear bursts in convectively driven magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 557, A76. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201321613)

Busse, A., Sandham, N., McHale, G. and Newton, M.I. (2013) Change in drag, apparent slip and optimum air layer thickness for laminar flow over an idealised superhydrophobic surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 727, pp. 488-508. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2013.284)

Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2012) Parametric forcing approach to rough wall turbulent channel flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 712, pp. 169-202. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2012.408)

Mueller, W.-C., Malapaka, S.K. and Busse, A. (2012) Inverse cascade of magnetic helicity in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review E, 85(1), 015302(R). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.015302)

Busse, A. and Sandham, N. (2012) Influence of an anisotropic slip-length boundary condition on turbulent channel flow. Physics of Fluids, 24(5), 055111. (doi:10.1063/1.4719780)

Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2011) Simulation of rough wall turbulent channel flow using a parametric forcing approach. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 318(2), 022006. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/318/2/022006)

Busse, A., Mueller, W.-C. and Gogoberidze, G. (2010) Lagrangian frequency spectrum as a diagnostic for magnetohydrodynamic turbulence dynamics. Physical Review Letters, 105(23), p. 235005. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.235005)

Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2008) Diffusion and dispersion in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence: the influence of mean magnetic fields. Astronomische Nachrichten, 329, pp. 714-716. (doi:10.1002/asna.200811011)

Arneodo, A. et al. (2008) Universal intermittent properties of particle trajectories in highly turbulent flows. Physical Review Letters, 100(25), p. 254504. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.254504)

Busse, A., Mueller, W.-C., Homann, H. and Grauer, R. (2007) Statistics of passive tracers in three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physics of Plasmas, 14, 122303. (doi:10.1063/1.2818770)

Homann, H., Grauer, R., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2007) Lagrangian statistics of Navier–Stokes and MHD turbulence. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(6), pp. 821-830. (doi:10.1017/S0022377807006575)

Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2007) Diffusion and dispersion of passive tracers: Navier-Stokes vs. MHD turbulence. Europhysics Letters, 78(1), p. 14003. (doi:10.1209/0295-5075/78/14003)

Book Sections

Skandera, D., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.-C. (2009) Scaling properties of convective turbulence. In: Wagner, S. (ed.) High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering, Garching/Munich 2007. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, pp. 387-396. ISBN 9783540691815

Research Reports or Papers

Pratt, J., Busse, A. and Mueller, W.C. (2016) A Lagrangian Perspective on Anisotropy in Turbulent Flows. Project Report. Norddeutsche Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen (HLRN). (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Busse, A., Pratt, J. and Mueller, W.C. (2015) Single- and Multi-Particle Statistics of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. In: Dynamics Days Europe, Exeter, England, 6-10 Sep 2015,

Thakkar, M., Busse, A. and Sandham, N.D. (2015) Turbulent Fluid Flow Over Aerodynamically Rough Surfaces Using Direct Numerical Simulations. In: ERCOFTAC WORKSHOP Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 10 (DLES10), Limassol, Cyprus, 27-29 May 2015,

Busse, A., McHale, G., Newton, M. I. and Sandham, N. D. (2014) Influence of the Air-Layer Flow on Drag Reduction by Superhydrophobic Surfaces. In: EFMC10 - 10th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 Sep 2014,

Busse, A. and Sandham, N. D. (2013) Turbulent Flow Over Superhydrophobic Surfaces - Roughness Versus Slip. In: 14th European Turbulence Conference, Lyon, France, 01-04 Sep 2013,

Busse, A., Tyson, C. J., Sandham, N. D. and Luetzner, M. (2013) DNS of turbulent channel flow over engineering rough surfaces. In: 8th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, Poitiers, France, 28-30 Aug 2013,

Müller, W.-C. and Busse, A. (2007) Recent Developments in the Theory of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. In: 6th Annual International Astrophysical Conference, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 16-22 Mar 2007, pp. 52-57. ISBN 9780735404434 (doi:10.1063/1.2778945)

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