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Dr Shaun Shen

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr Shaun Shen (publish as Xiang Shen) is a Senior Lecturer in applied aerodynamics, with expertise in experimental fluid dynamics (wind tunnel testing), flow control and visualisation, aerodynamic and thermal design, and multidisciplinary optimisation. He is currently the academic lead in Northumbria University Wind Tunnel (NUWT). 

Shaun received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London in the UK and subsequently conducted aerodynamic & thermal management research in Newcastle University as a postdoc research associate in Professor Barrie Mecrow’s group. He was also a visiting scholar at Tohoku University in Japan in 2008 and 2009. 

Shaun has actively led or participated in aerodynamics-related research projects, such as the Royal Society project “Research on the mechanisms of dynamic stall of the wind turbine blades equipped with vortex generators”, the EPSRC project "UK Turbulence Consortium" and the China State Program "Fundamental Research on Aerodynamics of Large-Scale Wind Turbine". He is the invited reviewer for academic journals such as Physics of Fluids, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, the Aeronautical Journal, etc.

Shaun Shen

  • Applied aerodynamics
  • Aerofoil design and optimisation
  • Thermal design and management
  • Wind engineering and industrial fluid dynamics
  • Transportation electrification

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Direct Air Cooling of High-Power Permanent Magnet Machines, Shen, X., Mecrow, B., Deng, X., Donaghy-Spargo, C., Whalley, R., Chakraborty, N. 30 Sep 2019, 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • An efficient discrete velocity method with inner iteration for steady flows in all flow regimes, Yang, L., Shu, C., Wu, J., Liu, Y., Shen, S. 1 Feb 2022, In: Physics of Fluids
  • A Pitch Angle Controller Based on Novel Fuzzy-PI Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction, Xu, B., Yuan, Y., Liu, H., Jiang, P., Gao, Z., Shen, X., Cai, X. 20 Nov 2020, In: Energies
  • Surface Curvature Effects on the Tonal Noise Performance of a Low Reynolds Number Aerofoil, Shen, X., Avital, E., Zhao, Q., Gao, J., Li, X., Paul, G., Korakianitis, T. 1 Oct 2017, In: Applied Acoustics
  • Experimental Study of Surface Curvature Effects on Aerodynamic Performance of a Low Reynolds Number Airfoil, Shen, X., Avital, E., Paul, G., Rezaienia, M., Wen, P., Korakianitis, T. Sep 2016, In: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Gas kinetic flux solver based high-order finite-volume method for simulation of two-dimensional compressible flows, Yang, L., Shu, C., Chen, Z., Liu, Y., Wu, J., Shen, X. 9 Jul 2021, In: Physical Review E
  • High-order gas kinetic flux solver for simulation of two dimensional incompressible flows, Yang, L., Shu, C., Chen, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Shen, X. Jan 2021, In: Physics of Fluids

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD January 31 2017
  • Other Engineering MEng June 18 2012
  • Other Engineering BEng (Hons) June 23 2010
  • Other Engineering Certificate August 13 2009
  • FHEA 2020

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