Professor Konstantinos Kontis

  • Mechan Chair of Engineering / Professor of Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Sciences)

telephone: 01413304337
email: kostas.kontis@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Career Overview

Professor Kontis is a world-leading authority in aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, flow control, shock physics and diagnostics. He has published 96 journal articles, 1 book on Shock Waves (2 volumes) published by Springer, 6 book chapters, and 159 conference papers, with focus on both scientific fundamental research and practical engineering applications. His conference papers are regularly invited to appear in the special issues of prestigious journals. He has had continuous EPSRC funding since 2001; other sources of funding: Royal Society, EU, Nuffield Foundation, USAF, USNavy, JSPS, and industry. He has raised over £13.5M in external funding in the last 10 years, including over 60 separate collaborative projects with industrial partners, testament to the industrial applicability of his work. The new methodologies developed are now being adopted by industry and universities based worldwide. He has given 53 invited presentations and keynote lectures to peer-reviewed conferences and international Advanced Schools in the USA, Europe, India, China, and Japan.

As Head of the Aerospace Sciences Division at the University of Glasgow, Professor Kontis is providing leadership and is in charge of strategy, decision-making, development of initiatives and collaborations, and line-management of academics, research fellows, PDRAs etc. His headship enables him to link research, and to transfer research knowledge generated to both beneficiaries and the public. He is leading and coordinating the University of Glasgow contribution in a number flagship projects and other initiatives. He is representing the University of Glasgow in a number of committees and working groups, where he is contributing to the European and UK Aeronautics and Space Strategy.

He leads and coordinates the 'National Wind Tunnel and Testing Facilities / ESA-ESTEC Facility' with an infrastructure investment alone already >£6m. The Regolith-Testing Facility is the only one in Europe that enables the simulation of planetary conditions, and the testing of relevant problems and interactions. The MoD/AWE Multi-Phase Turbulence Shock Tube Facility is driving innovation in advanced propulsion systems, and in the development of the future high-speed engines;

He is a member of 6 Editorial Boards, and Editor-in-Chief of international journals.

He was the Chair of Aerodynamics and Shock Physics, and the Deputy Director of the Aerospace Research Institute at the University of Manchester in 2009-2013. He owes his formal education to two universities: University of Bristol (BEng), and Cranfield University (MSc and PhD).

He has been a visiting professor in a number of organizations including Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan; NASA, USA; China Aerospace Research & Development Centre, PR China; Nagoya University, Japan; and Tohoku University, Japan.

He has on-going overseas scientific exchange activities with JAXA, NASA, IISc-Bangalore, IHI, CARDC, Tohoku University, Nagoya University, Kumamoto University, Aoyama Gakuin University, University of Texas, University of Florida, Rudgers University, UPC. He has received two EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Acceleration Fellowships of 4 years total duration, and he has two joined patents.

He was the Chair of 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Manchester, UK, 2011; International Chair of AIAA AVIATION, Dallas, USA, 2015; Chair of 22nd International Symposium on Shock Interactions, Glasgow, UK, 2016. He is a member of the organizing committees of a number of conferences worldwide.

Research Interests

His current research covers the following four broad themes:

i) Integrated wing technologies that involve: high Aspect Ratio wings; joined or non-planar wing concepts; load control via e.g. spanwise flow control adjustments; flow and flight control using active multi-functional materials; and integrated system sensors and actuators with distributed control and health monitoring.

ii) Air-transport systems and space access: transition and SBLI; spacecraft plume characterization, contamination and fragmentation studies; plasma-based flow and flight control systems; and integrated propulsion systems including intakes and ducts.

iii) Multi-disciplinary applications: combined PIV and PTSP imaging, using encapsulated sensitive particles; laser-based discharges and their interactions with surfaces; shock wave research; and wind turbine/rotating wing technologies.

iv) Aerospace vehicle design: design optimisation, uncertainty quantification, engineering analysis.

Expertise

His wide understanding of Aerospace Sciences and Engineering enables him to cross-connect research and to communicate the results generated to both beneficiaries and the public. Principal leadership and advisory interactions:

Member: Ground Testing Tech. Committee, AIAA, Washington, USA; Expert Advisor: EU-FP6 and FP7, Belgium; French National Research Agency, Paris; Steering Committee Executive Member: Int. Shock Waves Institute (ISWI), Bangalore, India; International Expert Advisor: Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs (Monbusho), Japan; Member: Fluid Dynamics National Technical Committee, ADS, London, UK; Advisory Committee Member of ACARE (Advisory Committee for Aerospace Research in Europe) Working-Group 3: Protecting the Environment and the Energy Supply, Brussels and Paris; Advisory Committee Member: Novel Control Effectors for Military Vehicles, NATO/AVT-115; Aero-thermodynamic Heating of Hypersonic Systems, NATO/AVT-205, Paris, France; Expert Advisor: Ministry of Education, Athens, Greece; Member: International Advisory and Ethics Committees of AIAA, Reston, Virginia, USA; Member of the Aerospace Council: UK Aerodynamics Centre, London, UK (this is a high-level group that takes a strategic overview of aerospace research in the UK); Member: Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee; Member: ADS Council Scotland; Member: Aerospace, Defence, Marine and Security - Industry Leadership Group (ADMS-ILG), formulating the ADMS strategy for Scotland.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), London, UK. Principal professional qualifications: EurIng, CEng. He can speak Greek and Japanese.

In 2016, he was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA Fellows are “persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics, who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology thereof.”

In May 2016, he was elected Director-at-Large of the AIAA Board of Directors, USA.


Supervision

1998-present, Supervisor of 21 Visiting Fellows, 37 PhD students (29 completed, 8 current) and 14 postdoctoral researchers (11 completed, 3 current). The majority are pursuing careers academia and industry.

1998-present, 12 PhD students have been awarded the Centennial Scholarship by the Royal Aeronautical Soc. for their ability and determination to make a significant contribution to the 2nd century of powered flight.

He is currently supervising 8 PhD students and 3 PDRAs.

He is interested in supervising new PhD projects in the following areas:

  • Integrated wing technologies that involve high Aspect Ratio wings and joined or non-planar wing concepts;
  • Load control via e.g. spanwise flow control adjustments;
  • Flow and flight control using active multi-functional materials;
  • Integrated system sensors and actuators with distributed control and health monitoring;
  • Air-transports systems and space access;
  • Transition and SBLI;
  • Spacecraft plume characterization and contamination studies;
  • Plasma-based flow and flight control systems;
  • Design Optimisation, Uncertainty Quantification;
  • Integrated propulsion systems including intakes and ducts;
  • Combined PIV and PTSP imaging, using encapsulated sensitive particles;
  • Laser-based discharges and their interactions with surfaces;
  • Shock wave research;
  • Wind turbine technologies and helicopters.

Additional information

-        The 'National Wind Tunnel and Testing Facilities / ESA-ESTEC Facility' at Acre Road led by Prof. Kontis, provides state-of-the-art testing capabilities for renewable technologies, space, autonomous vehicles, greener transports and infrastructure to address cross-sector opportunities, and to rival our principal competitors in the US and EU;

-        Mr Fergus Ewing (the Scottish Government’s Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism) opened the Centre on the 24th February 2016. The event has attracted strong interest and attention by the national press, government organisations, industries, Schools, and the public;

-        Glasgow's 'Greener Aeronautics Initiative' led by Prof. Kontis, is bringing together stakeholders from UK and EU governments, academia and industry to strengthen cooperation and exchanges;

-        The 3rd Workshop (25th October 2016) will focus on the Future of Aerospace Innovation taking into consideration the challenges associated with new products development.

-        He gave the Inaugural Mechan Chair public lecture (02/11/2015): “Going Interstellar: Blue Sky, Green Skies, and Reclaiming our Space” attended by more than 250 people including high-school students, and senior industrialists;

-        He leads the University of Glasgow's participation in the Farnborough International Airshow - Innovation Zone, exposing Glasgow's Aerospace Research, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange opportunities, and teaching programmes in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.


Publications

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Number of items: 65.

2017

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Suspended liquid particle disturbance on laser-induced blast wave and low density distribution. Physics of Fluids, (Accepted for Publication)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Supersonic flow over rounded contour bumps with vortex generators or passive longitudinal jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 85, pp. 213-228. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.03.005)

Yang, J., Chen, Y., Kontis, K. and Li, Y. (2017) Wind Tunnel Testing of Novel Wing Configurations for Design and Customisation in an Industry 4.0 Environment. In: 10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA2016), Chengdu, China, 15-17 Dec 2016, pp. 92-97. ISBN 9781509032983 (doi:10.1109/SKIMA.2016.7916203)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow visualisation of a normal shock impinging over a rounded contour bump in a Mach 1.3 free-stream. Journal of Visualization, 20(2), pp. 237-249. (doi:10.1007/s12650-016-0392-4)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow around an articulated lorry model. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 82, pp. 58-74. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.11.003)

Maddock, C. A. et al. (2017) Vehicle and Mission Design of a Future Small Payload Launcher. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 06-09 Mar 2017, ISBN 9781624104633 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-2224)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Yang, L. and Erdem, E. (2017) Experimental investigation of surface flow pattern on truncated cones in Mach 5 flow: influence of truncation ratio. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 81, pp. 396-405. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.09.016)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow characteristics of various three-dimensional rounded contour bumps in a Mach 1.3 freestream. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, pp. 228-243. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.08.027)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Indraft Supersonic Wind Tunnel for Shock Train Investigations. In: 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1407-1411. ISBN 9783319448640 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_107)

Shah, N. K. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow-Control Effectiveness of Convergent Surface Indentations on an Aerofoil at Low Reynolds Numbers. In: 2017 AIAA Aviation Forum, Denver, CO, USA, 05-09 Jun 2017, ISBN 9781624105012 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-3568)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2017) Experimental Investigations of Three-Dimensional Shock-Vortex Loop Interaction: Shock Reflection and Diffraction Phenomena. In: 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1127-1132. ISBN 9783319448640 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_59)

2016

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow characteristics over a tractor-trailer model with and without vane-type vortex generator installed. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 159, pp. 110-122. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2016.10.009)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2016) Three-dimensional shock wave distortion in shock-square vortex loop interaction. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 79, pp. 85-90. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.06.028)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Yang, L. and Kontis, K. (2016) Pressure sensitive paint measurements at high Mach numbers. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 52, pp. 10-16. (doi:10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2016.02.004)

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) How to Launch Small Payloads Evaluation of Current and Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference (RISpace 2016), London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) A Commercially Driven Design Approach to UK Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference, London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets in a Mach 1.9 free-stream: an experimental study. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.04.033)

Ruisi, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Erfani, R. (2016) Active flow control over a backward-facing step using plasma actuation. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 354-363. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.016)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Static and wind-on performance of polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints using platinum and ruthenium as the luminophore. Sensors, 16(5), 595. (doi:10.3390/s16050595) (PMID:27128913)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Drag reduction on articulated vehicles using A.C. DBD plasma actuator. [Exhibitions]

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Pseudo-shock waves and their interactions in high-speed intakes. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 82, pp. 36-56. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2016.02.001)

Russell, A., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Joule heating flow control methods for high-speed flows. Journal of Electrostatics, 80, pp. 34-68. (doi:10.1016/j.elstat.2016.01.004)

Al Haddabi, N., Kontis, K. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Experimental Study of Low-Speed Cavity Flow Using Steady Jets. In: 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malaga, Spain, 11 - 13 Jul 2016,

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Shock wave diffraction in the presence of a supersonic co-flow jet. Shock Waves, 26(3), pp. 253-262. (doi:10.1007/s00193-016-0634-3)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow Control Over a Tractor-Trailer Using Vortex Generators. 2nd International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains (AeroVehicles 2), Gottenburg, Sweden, 21-23 Jun 2016.

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Active Flow Control by Jet Injection on Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction Phenomena. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Crete, Greece, 5 - 10 June 2016.

2015

Russell, A., Kontis, K. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2015) Electrohydrodynamic Methods for Fluid Flow Control. The Aerospace Ecosystem, Glasgow, UK, 3 Nov 2015.

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow physics of a three-dimensional rounded contour bump in a mach 1.3 supersonic free-stream. In: AiAA Aviation 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, 22-26 Jun 2015,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Ukai, T. and Obayashi, S. (2015) Transverse jet-cavity interactions with the influence of an impinging shock. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 53, pp. 146-155. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2015.03.004)

Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Hale, C. and Kontis, K. (2015) Development of DBD plasma actuators: the double encapsulated electrode. Acta Astronautica, 109, pp. 132-143. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.12.016)

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Shock wave diffraction phenomena around slotted splitters. Aerospace, 2(1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.3390/aerospace2010001)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow Characteristics along an Active Jets Equipped Contour Bump in a Supersonic Freestream and its Potential to be Applied on Transonic Aircraft for Drag Reduction: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, Florida, 5 - 9 January, 2015, (doi:10.2514/6.2015-1710)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Effectiveness of Flow Separation Control on Contour Bumps under a Mach 1.3 Freestream: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan 2015, pp. 1-11.

Haddabi, N. A., Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. and Winblad-Rasmussen, S. (2015) Control of Cavity-Induced Drag Using Steady Jets. European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting, Cambridge, England, 23-26 Mar 2015.

Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. and Erdem, E. (2015) Some challenging studies on shock wave boundary layer interactions using advanced flow diagnostics. In: Theofilis, V. and Soria, J. (eds.) Instability and Control of Massively Separated Flows. Series: Fluid mechanics and its applications (107). Springer International Publishing, pp. 19-30. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06260-0_3)

2014

Erdem, E., Kontis, K. and Saravanan, S. (2014) Penetration characteristics of air, carbon dioxide and helium transverse sonic jets in Mach 5 cross flow. Sensors, 14(12), pp. 23462-23489. (doi:10.3390/s141223462)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effects of dual jets distance on mixing characteristics and flow path within a cavity in supersonic crossflow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50, pp. 254-262. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.08.009)

Saas, M. R., Idris, A. C. and Kontis, K. (2014) Flow diagnostics in shock wave-boundary layer interaction experiments in hypersonic flow. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660, pp. 669-673. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.660.669)

Lada, C. and Kontis, K. (2014) Microjet flow control effectiveness of cavity configurations at low speeds. Journal of Aircraft, 51(5), pp. 1391-1400. (doi:10.2514/1.C032234)

Osuka, T., Erdem, E., Hasegawa, N., Majima, R., Tamba, T., Yokota, S., Sasoh, A. and Kontis, K. (2014) Laser energy deposition effectiveness on shock-wave boundary-layer interactions over cylinder-flare combinations. Physics of Fluids, 26(9), 096103. (doi:10.1063/1.4896288)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Pseudo-shock mechanisms: a review of theoretical models. In: Advanced Aero Concepts, Design and Operations, Bristol, UK, 22-24 Jul 2014,

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Roy, S. (2014) Flow control at subsonic speeds using serpentine plasma actuators. In: 45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 16-18 Jun 2014,

Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Experimental investigation on shock wave diffraction over sharp and curved splitters. Acta Astronautica, 99, pp. 143-152. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.018)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Erinc, E., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effectiveness of jet location on mixing characteristics inside a cavity in supersonic flow. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 52, pp. 59-67. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.08.022)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Pseudo-shock waves in isolators. In: 27th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland, 15 May 2014,

Idris, A. C., Saad, M. R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Luminescent measurement systems for the investigation of a scramjet inlet-isolator. Sensors, 14(4), pp. 6606-6632. (doi:10.3390/s140406606)

Skinner, S., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Fluid Structure Interactions of Non-Planar Wings. In: Greener Aeronautics Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 03-04 Nov 2014,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Experimental investigation of impinging shock – cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, 12(ists29), pp. 57-62. (doi:10.2322/tastj.12.Pe_57)

2013

Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Johnstone, E., Murray, N. P. and Steelant, J. (2013) Experiments on transitional shock wave--boundary layer interactions at Mach 5. Experiments in Fluids, 54(1598), (doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1598-z)

Lin, J., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Erdem, E. and Kontis, K. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of different jet gases. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2013) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets under a transonic flow: an experimental study. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 July 2013,

Saad, M.R., Che Idris, A., Lo, K.H. and Kontis, K. (2013) Micro-Ramps Flow Characteristics at Mach 1.9 & 5. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Lin, J., Ukai, T. and Obayashi, S. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of shock impingement location. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Qin, N. (2013) Application of the polymer based pressure sensitive paint for qualitative and quantitative flow visualisation in a transonic flow. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2013) Experimental investigation of impinging shock: cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. In: 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Nagoya, Japan, 2-9 Jun 2013,

2012

Yang, L., Erdem, E., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Pressure-sensitive paint on a truncated cone in hypersonic flow at incidences. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 37, pp. 9-21. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.05.004)

Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Influence of shock wave propagation on dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator performance. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 45(22), p. 225201. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/45/22/225201)

Yang, L., Zare-Behtash, H., Erdem, E. and Kontis, K. (2012) Application of AA-PSP to hypersonic flows: the double ramp model. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 161(1), pp. 100-107. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2011.09.053)

Che-Idris, A., Saad, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Performance analysis of a scramjet inlet-isolator using experimental & numerical methods. In: 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, 23-28 Sep,

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Unsteady shock wave interactions with 2-D geometries. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011, ISBN 9783642256844

Yang, L., Erdem, E., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Single pulse laser energy deposition in quiescent air and hypersonic flows. In: 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, 24 - 28 Sep, (doi:10.2514/6.2012-5870)

2011

Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N. and Kontis, K. (2011) Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: a cold-flow investigation. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), pp. 596-607. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2011.02.013)

2009

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N. and Takayama, K. (2009) Compressible vortex loops: effect of nozzle geometry. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30(3), pp. 561-576. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2009.02.022)

2008

Kontis, K., An, R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kounadis, D. (2008) Head-on collision of shock wave induced vortices with solid and perforated walls. Physics of Fluids, 20(1), 016104. (doi:10.1063/1.2837172)

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Gongora-Orozco, N. (2008) Experimental investigations of compressible vortex loops. Physics of Fluids, 20(12), 126105. (doi:10.1063/1.3054151)

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Articles

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Suspended liquid particle disturbance on laser-induced blast wave and low density distribution. Physics of Fluids, (Accepted for Publication)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Supersonic flow over rounded contour bumps with vortex generators or passive longitudinal jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 85, pp. 213-228. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.03.005)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow visualisation of a normal shock impinging over a rounded contour bump in a Mach 1.3 free-stream. Journal of Visualization, 20(2), pp. 237-249. (doi:10.1007/s12650-016-0392-4)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow around an articulated lorry model. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 82, pp. 58-74. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.11.003)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Yang, L. and Erdem, E. (2017) Experimental investigation of surface flow pattern on truncated cones in Mach 5 flow: influence of truncation ratio. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 81, pp. 396-405. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.09.016)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow characteristics of various three-dimensional rounded contour bumps in a Mach 1.3 freestream. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, pp. 228-243. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.08.027)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow characteristics over a tractor-trailer model with and without vane-type vortex generator installed. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 159, pp. 110-122. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2016.10.009)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2016) Three-dimensional shock wave distortion in shock-square vortex loop interaction. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 79, pp. 85-90. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.06.028)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Yang, L. and Kontis, K. (2016) Pressure sensitive paint measurements at high Mach numbers. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 52, pp. 10-16. (doi:10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2016.02.004)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets in a Mach 1.9 free-stream: an experimental study. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.04.033)

Ruisi, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Erfani, R. (2016) Active flow control over a backward-facing step using plasma actuation. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 354-363. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.016)

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Static and wind-on performance of polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints using platinum and ruthenium as the luminophore. Sensors, 16(5), 595. (doi:10.3390/s16050595) (PMID:27128913)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Pseudo-shock waves and their interactions in high-speed intakes. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 82, pp. 36-56. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2016.02.001)

Russell, A., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Joule heating flow control methods for high-speed flows. Journal of Electrostatics, 80, pp. 34-68. (doi:10.1016/j.elstat.2016.01.004)

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Shock wave diffraction in the presence of a supersonic co-flow jet. Shock Waves, 26(3), pp. 253-262. (doi:10.1007/s00193-016-0634-3)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Ukai, T. and Obayashi, S. (2015) Transverse jet-cavity interactions with the influence of an impinging shock. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 53, pp. 146-155. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2015.03.004)

Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Hale, C. and Kontis, K. (2015) Development of DBD plasma actuators: the double encapsulated electrode. Acta Astronautica, 109, pp. 132-143. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.12.016)

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Shock wave diffraction phenomena around slotted splitters. Aerospace, 2(1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.3390/aerospace2010001)

Erdem, E., Kontis, K. and Saravanan, S. (2014) Penetration characteristics of air, carbon dioxide and helium transverse sonic jets in Mach 5 cross flow. Sensors, 14(12), pp. 23462-23489. (doi:10.3390/s141223462)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effects of dual jets distance on mixing characteristics and flow path within a cavity in supersonic crossflow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50, pp. 254-262. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.08.009)

Saas, M. R., Idris, A. C. and Kontis, K. (2014) Flow diagnostics in shock wave-boundary layer interaction experiments in hypersonic flow. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660, pp. 669-673. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.660.669)

Lada, C. and Kontis, K. (2014) Microjet flow control effectiveness of cavity configurations at low speeds. Journal of Aircraft, 51(5), pp. 1391-1400. (doi:10.2514/1.C032234)

Osuka, T., Erdem, E., Hasegawa, N., Majima, R., Tamba, T., Yokota, S., Sasoh, A. and Kontis, K. (2014) Laser energy deposition effectiveness on shock-wave boundary-layer interactions over cylinder-flare combinations. Physics of Fluids, 26(9), 096103. (doi:10.1063/1.4896288)

Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Experimental investigation on shock wave diffraction over sharp and curved splitters. Acta Astronautica, 99, pp. 143-152. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.018)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Erinc, E., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effectiveness of jet location on mixing characteristics inside a cavity in supersonic flow. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 52, pp. 59-67. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.08.022)

Idris, A. C., Saad, M. R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Luminescent measurement systems for the investigation of a scramjet inlet-isolator. Sensors, 14(4), pp. 6606-6632. (doi:10.3390/s140406606)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2014) Experimental investigation of impinging shock – cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, 12(ists29), pp. 57-62. (doi:10.2322/tastj.12.Pe_57)

Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Johnstone, E., Murray, N. P. and Steelant, J. (2013) Experiments on transitional shock wave--boundary layer interactions at Mach 5. Experiments in Fluids, 54(1598), (doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1598-z)

Yang, L., Erdem, E., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Pressure-sensitive paint on a truncated cone in hypersonic flow at incidences. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 37, pp. 9-21. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.05.004)

Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Influence of shock wave propagation on dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator performance. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 45(22), p. 225201. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/45/22/225201)

Yang, L., Zare-Behtash, H., Erdem, E. and Kontis, K. (2012) Application of AA-PSP to hypersonic flows: the double ramp model. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 161(1), pp. 100-107. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2011.09.053)

Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N. and Kontis, K. (2011) Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: a cold-flow investigation. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), pp. 596-607. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2011.02.013)

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N. and Takayama, K. (2009) Compressible vortex loops: effect of nozzle geometry. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30(3), pp. 561-576. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2009.02.022)

Kontis, K., An, R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kounadis, D. (2008) Head-on collision of shock wave induced vortices with solid and perforated walls. Physics of Fluids, 20(1), 016104. (doi:10.1063/1.2837172)

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Gongora-Orozco, N. (2008) Experimental investigations of compressible vortex loops. Physics of Fluids, 20(12), 126105. (doi:10.1063/1.3054151)

Book Sections

Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. and Erdem, E. (2015) Some challenging studies on shock wave boundary layer interactions using advanced flow diagnostics. In: Theofilis, V. and Soria, J. (eds.) Instability and Control of Massively Separated Flows. Series: Fluid mechanics and its applications (107). Springer International Publishing, pp. 19-30. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06260-0_3)

Conference or Workshop Item

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) How to Launch Small Payloads Evaluation of Current and Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference (RISpace 2016), London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) A Commercially Driven Design Approach to UK Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference, London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow Control Over a Tractor-Trailer Using Vortex Generators. 2nd International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains (AeroVehicles 2), Gottenburg, Sweden, 21-23 Jun 2016.

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Active Flow Control by Jet Injection on Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction Phenomena. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Crete, Greece, 5 - 10 June 2016.

Russell, A., Kontis, K. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2015) Electrohydrodynamic Methods for Fluid Flow Control. The Aerospace Ecosystem, Glasgow, UK, 3 Nov 2015.

Haddabi, N. A., Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. and Winblad-Rasmussen, S. (2015) Control of Cavity-Induced Drag Using Steady Jets. European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting, Cambridge, England, 23-26 Mar 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Yang, J., Chen, Y., Kontis, K. and Li, Y. (2017) Wind Tunnel Testing of Novel Wing Configurations for Design and Customisation in an Industry 4.0 Environment. In: 10th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA2016), Chengdu, China, 15-17 Dec 2016, pp. 92-97. ISBN 9781509032983 (doi:10.1109/SKIMA.2016.7916203)

Maddock, C. A. et al. (2017) Vehicle and Mission Design of a Future Small Payload Launcher. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 06-09 Mar 2017, ISBN 9781624104633 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-2224)

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2017) Indraft Supersonic Wind Tunnel for Shock Train Investigations. In: 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1407-1411. ISBN 9783319448640 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_107)

Shah, N. K. and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow-Control Effectiveness of Convergent Surface Indentations on an Aerofoil at Low Reynolds Numbers. In: 2017 AIAA Aviation Forum, Denver, CO, USA, 05-09 Jun 2017, ISBN 9781624105012 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-3568)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2017) Experimental Investigations of Three-Dimensional Shock-Vortex Loop Interaction: Shock Reflection and Diffraction Phenomena. In: 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1127-1132. ISBN 9783319448640 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_59)

Al Haddabi, N., Kontis, K. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Experimental Study of Low-Speed Cavity Flow Using Steady Jets. In: 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malaga, Spain, 11 - 13 Jul 2016,

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow physics of a three-dimensional rounded contour bump in a mach 1.3 supersonic free-stream. In: AiAA Aviation 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, 22-26 Jun 2015,

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow Characteristics along an Active Jets Equipped Contour Bump in a Supersonic Freestream and its Potential to be Applied on Transonic Aircraft for Drag Reduction: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, Florida, 5 - 9 January, 2015, (doi:10.2514/6.2015-1710)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2015) Effectiveness of Flow Separation Control on Contour Bumps under a Mach 1.3 Freestream: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan 2015, pp. 1-11.

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Pseudo-shock mechanisms: a review of theoretical models. In: Advanced Aero Concepts, Design and Operations, Bristol, UK, 22-24 Jul 2014,

Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Roy, S. (2014) Flow control at subsonic speeds using serpentine plasma actuators. In: 45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 16-18 Jun 2014,

Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Pseudo-shock waves in isolators. In: 27th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland, 15 May 2014,

Skinner, S., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2014) Fluid Structure Interactions of Non-Planar Wings. In: Greener Aeronautics Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 03-04 Nov 2014,

Lin, J., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Erdem, E. and Kontis, K. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of different jet gases. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2013) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets under a transonic flow: an experimental study. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 July 2013,

Saad, M.R., Che Idris, A., Lo, K.H. and Kontis, K. (2013) Micro-Ramps Flow Characteristics at Mach 1.9 & 5. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Lin, J., Ukai, T. and Obayashi, S. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of shock impingement location. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. and Qin, N. (2013) Application of the polymer based pressure sensitive paint for qualitative and quantitative flow visualisation in a transonic flow. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K. and Obayashi, S. (2013) Experimental investigation of impinging shock: cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. In: 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Nagoya, Japan, 2-9 Jun 2013,

Che-Idris, A., Saad, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Performance analysis of a scramjet inlet-isolator using experimental & numerical methods. In: 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, 23-28 Sep,

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Unsteady shock wave interactions with 2-D geometries. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011, ISBN 9783642256844

Yang, L., Erdem, E., Zare-Behtash, H. and Kontis, K. (2012) Single pulse laser energy deposition in quiescent air and hypersonic flows. In: 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, 24 - 28 Sep, (doi:10.2514/6.2012-5870)

Exhibitions

Lo, K. H. and Kontis, K. (2016) Drag reduction on articulated vehicles using A.C. DBD plasma actuator. [Exhibitions]

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