University of the West of England
Prof Yufeng Yao (BEng, MSc, PhD, FRAeS, AFAIAA, MASME) is currently Professor in Aerospace Engineering at University of the West of England (UWE). At UWE, He has established and now head Engineering Modelling and Simulation research group which explores complex engineering design, analysis and control relevant issues occurred in practical engineering systems. Prof Yao is also a visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China. Prof Yao’s research interest includes direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulations (LES) of complex geometry turbulent flows, transitional flow in shock/boundary-layer interactions and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) modelling of single- and multi-phase flows and heat transfer for industrial applications such as turbo-machinery, automotive and built environment. Prof Yao is member of UK Turbulence Consortia sponsored by EPSRC to tackle fundamental turbulent flow problems using high-fidelity numerical methods such as DNS/LES using HPC facilities.
Computational Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flow Modelling and Simulation