Dr Craig White

  • Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)

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

James Watt South Building, Room 718, University of Glasgow, G12 8qq

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8208-5049

Biography

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

Research Interests

My research interests are in fluid dynamics, primarily the simulation of gas flows using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method and experimental work with vacuum chambers. A key area of my work has been modifying and extending the free and open source dsmcFoam code. In addition, I am interested in continuum CFD and machine learning techniques.

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
    • Python
  • Specialised software
    • OpenFOAM

 

Publications

Selected publications

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

All publications

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Number of items: 31.

2020

Todorova, B., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2020) Modelling of nitrogen and oxygen gas mixture with a novel diatomic kinetic model. AIP Advances, (Accepted for Publication)

Andreou, T., White, C. , Kontis, K. , Shahpar, S. and Brown, N. (2020) Part 1: A Swirl Vane Generation Code for Fuel Spray Nozzles. In: ASME 2020 Turbo Expo Conference (TE20), 21-25 Sept 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Andreou, T., White, C. , Kontis, K. , Shahpar, S. and Brown, N. (2020) Part 2: Design Optimisation Strategies for a Fuel Spray Nozzle. In: ASME 2020 Turbo Expo Conference (TE20), 21-25 Sept 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. and Kontis, K. (2020) Effect of permittivity and frequency on induced velocity in ac-DBD surface and channel plasma actuators. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 303, 111831. (doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2020.111831)

Todorova, B. N., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2020) Numerical evaluation of novel kinetic models for binary gas mixture flows. Physics of Fluids, 32, 016102. (doi: 10.1063/1.5134040)

2019

White, C. , Zare-Behtash, H. , Kontis, K. , Ukai, T., Merrifield, J., Evans, D., Coxhill, I., Langener, T. and Van den Eynde, J. (2019) Test Facility to Investigate Plume-Regolith Interactions. International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions and Engineering (FAR 2019), Monopoli, Italy, 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2019.

Casseau, V. and White, C. (2019) Effective Diffusivity in Porous Media Under Rarefied Gas Conditions. In: 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD31), Glasgow, UK, 23-27 Jul 2018, p. 150001. ISBN 9780735418745 (doi:10.1063/1.5119641)

Todorova, B. N., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2019) Discrete-velocity simulations of high-speed flows based on binary gas mixture kinetic models. In: 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD31), Glasgow, UK, 23-27 Jul 2018, ISBN 9780735418745 (doi:10.1063/1.5119549)

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. , Ukai, T., Russell, A. and Kontis, K. (2019) Pressure dependency on a nanosecond pulsed dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator. Physics of Plasmas, 26(6), 063512. (doi: 10.1063/1.5092703)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2019) Shock Train Structures in Rectangular Ducts. In: 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 09-14 Jul 2017, pp. 769-776. ISBN 9783319910161 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_96)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2019) Effects of Liquid Impurity on Laser-Induced Gas Breakdown in Quiescent Gas: Experimental and Numerical Investigations. In: 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 09-14 Jul 2017, pp. 9-16. ISBN 9783319910161 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_2)

2018

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. , Shahpar, S. and Kontis, K. (2018) A review of flow control techniques and optimisation in S-shaped ducts. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 74, pp. 223-235. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2018.06.016)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2018) Numerical investigation on three-dimensional shock train structures in rectangular isolators. European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 72, pp. 586-593. (doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2018.07.018)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2018) Effect of back-pressure forcing on shock train structures in rectangular channels. Acta Astronautica, 145, pp. 471-481. (doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.010)

Palharini, R. C., Scanlon, T. J. and White, C. (2018) Chemically reacting hypersonic flows over 3D cavities: flowfield structure characterisation. Computers and Fluids, 165, pp. 173-187. (doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.01.029)

White, C. , Borg, M.K., Scanlon, T.J., Longshaw, B. J., Emerson, D.R. and Reese, J.M. (2018) dsmcFoam+: An OpenFOAM based direct simulation Monte Carlo solver. Computer Physics Communications, 224, pp. 22-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2017.09.030)

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 Wed Sep 16 17:17:03 2020 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Todorova, B., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2020) Modelling of nitrogen and oxygen gas mixture with a novel diatomic kinetic model. AIP Advances, (Accepted for Publication)

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. and Kontis, K. (2020) Effect of permittivity and frequency on induced velocity in ac-DBD surface and channel plasma actuators. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 303, 111831. (doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2020.111831)

Todorova, B. N., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2020) Numerical evaluation of novel kinetic models for binary gas mixture flows. Physics of Fluids, 32, 016102. (doi: 10.1063/1.5134040)

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. , Ukai, T., Russell, A. and Kontis, K. (2019) Pressure dependency on a nanosecond pulsed dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator. Physics of Plasmas, 26(6), 063512. (doi: 10.1063/1.5092703)

Wojewodka, M. M., White, C. , Shahpar, S. and Kontis, K. (2018) A review of flow control techniques and optimisation in S-shaped ducts. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 74, pp. 223-235. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2018.06.016)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2018) Numerical investigation on three-dimensional shock train structures in rectangular isolators. European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 72, pp. 586-593. (doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2018.07.018)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2018) Effect of back-pressure forcing on shock train structures in rectangular channels. Acta Astronautica, 145, pp. 471-481. (doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.010)

Palharini, R. C., Scanlon, T. J. and White, C. (2018) Chemically reacting hypersonic flows over 3D cavities: flowfield structure characterisation. Computers and Fluids, 165, pp. 173-187. (doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.01.029)

White, C. , Borg, M.K., Scanlon, T.J., Longshaw, B. J., Emerson, D.R. and Reese, J.M. (2018) dsmcFoam+: An OpenFOAM based direct simulation Monte Carlo solver. Computer Physics Communications, 224, pp. 22-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2017.09.030)

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 or Workshop Item

White, C. , Zare-Behtash, H. , Kontis, K. , Ukai, T., Merrifield, J., Evans, D., Coxhill, I., Langener, T. and Van den Eynde, J. (2019) Test Facility to Investigate Plume-Regolith Interactions. International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions and Engineering (FAR 2019), Monopoli, Italy, 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Andreou, T., White, C. , Kontis, K. , Shahpar, S. and Brown, N. (2020) Part 1: A Swirl Vane Generation Code for Fuel Spray Nozzles. In: ASME 2020 Turbo Expo Conference (TE20), 21-25 Sept 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Andreou, T., White, C. , Kontis, K. , Shahpar, S. and Brown, N. (2020) Part 2: Design Optimisation Strategies for a Fuel Spray Nozzle. In: ASME 2020 Turbo Expo Conference (TE20), 21-25 Sept 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Casseau, V. and White, C. (2019) Effective Diffusivity in Porous Media Under Rarefied Gas Conditions. In: 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD31), Glasgow, UK, 23-27 Jul 2018, p. 150001. ISBN 9780735418745 (doi:10.1063/1.5119641)

Todorova, B. N., White, C. and Steijl, R. (2019) Discrete-velocity simulations of high-speed flows based on binary gas mixture kinetic models. In: 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD31), Glasgow, UK, 23-27 Jul 2018, ISBN 9780735418745 (doi:10.1063/1.5119549)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2019) Shock Train Structures in Rectangular Ducts. In: 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 09-14 Jul 2017, pp. 769-776. ISBN 9783319910161 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_96)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H. , White, C. and Kontis, K. (2019) Effects of Liquid Impurity on Laser-Induced Gas Breakdown in Quiescent Gas: Experimental and Numerical Investigations. In: 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 09-14 Jul 2017, pp. 9-16. ISBN 9783319910161 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_2)

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,

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Grants

  • Multiscale Simulation of Rarefied Gas Flow for Engineering Design
    • Glasgow PI
    • Partners: Dr Matthew Borg, (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Duncan Lockerby (University of Warwick)
    • July 1st 2021-May 31st 2024
    • EPSRC (EP/V012010/1)
    • £1.2m
  • Photolithography Gas Flow Simulations
    • Glasgow PI
    • Partners: Dr Matthew Bord (University of Edinburgh)
    • November 2018-January 2022
    • ASML Holding NV
    • £40k
  • Daedalus Satellite DSMC Simulations
    • PI
    • Partners: Dr Tom Scanlon (MTS-CFD), Airbus Defence and Space
    • February 2020-May 2020
    • European Space Agency
    • £24k
  • Environmental CFD
    • PI
    • March 2020-July 2020
    • Ricardo-AEA Ltd
    • £11.1k
  • Phobos Regolith Assessment and Thruster Plume-Surface Interaction Modelling
    • Glasgow PI
    • Partners: Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd, Nammo Westcott, Natural History Museum, DLR, Open University
    • September 2017-September 2021
    • European Space Agency
    • £79k
  •  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:

Thomas Andreou - Geomerty optimisation of fuel swirlers

Burak Agir - Shock interactions and multiphase rarefied flows

Ziqu (Kevin) Cao - Vortex interactions and multiphase rarefied flows

Clement Civrais - Anharmonic vibrational energy models in rarefied flows

The following students have graduated with PhDs:

Michael Wojewodka - Complex flow physics & active plasma flow control in convoluted ducts (2020).

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
  • ENG2053 Thermodynamics 2 - a 2nd year course covering the steady flow energy equation, the Rankine cycle, and the Brayton cycle
  • 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

Research datasets

Jump to: 2021
Number of items: 1.

2021

CAO, Z., White, C. and Kontis, K. (2021) Numerical investigation of rarefied vortex loop formation due to shock wave diffraction with the use of rorticity. [Data Collection]

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